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Shaping Tomorrow's Landmarks

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Production Years: 
1955 to 1961


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Length (feet): 
581 (16mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 16mm, VHS.
"This film explains the uses of stainless steel in architecture and illustrates those uses through sequences on building in Canadian cities. Ed Gorham, Atlas Steel's stainless steel specialist, explains the advantages of this new metal in an interview. Buildings shown and discussed include the CIL, Union Carbide, Prudential, University and Adelaide Holt Renfrew, Globe and Mail, Bell Telephone, and Bank of Nova Scotia buildings in Toronto; the Parke Davis, Canadian Bank of Commerce, and Toronto Dominion buildings in Montreal; the Great West Life, Atlas Steel, Manitoba Red Cross, and Federal Post Office buildings in Winnipeg; the Thompson Hospital in Thompson, Manitoba; the TCA Building in Dorval, Quebec; and the Assumption College Library in Windsor, Ontario. Other footage includes sequences on various manufacturers and on the International Nickel Company's Marine Test Station at Kure Beach, North Carolina."


Canadian Film Institute, Sponsored Films (Ottawa: Canadian Film Institute, c.1961).
“Architects the world over are turning more and more to stainless steel in the construction of today’s beautiful and practical buildings. New concepts in curtain wall construction have been made possible…and economical…through the application of this strong, corrosion resistant metal. This film has been produced to acquaint you more fully with the design and structural possibilities of stainless steel…to help you to shape tomorrow’s landmarks in the buildings you plan today.”