Best Building

Purdy's Wharf

There they are! On all the postcards! Putting the sizzle in our city’s silhouette. And remember: We weren’t a SuperCity back then, oh no! In 1985, in stately low-rise Halifax the Purdy’s Wharf complex was radical! Modern? Ultra-modern! Glass and steel! Up up up! Tower I? Eighteen storeys! Tower II? Twenty-two storeys! You want more stories? Xerox Building! Named after a product! It’s a noun, it’s a verb, it’s trademarked! Super-zeitgeist! You blew our minds. So happy 18th birthday Purdy’s Wharf. In all kinds of weather your pedways connect you directly to our hearts. 1959-1969 Upper Water Street

Runner-up: St. Mary’s Basilica

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