'If we wanted beauty, we'd travel to Paris': how Calgary resisted its iconic pedestrian bridge

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By Melissa and Chris Blunklett, The Guardian, October 17, 2018

The controversial Peace Bridge is now one of the most-used walking and cycling routes in Calgary. The councillor behind it reveals the project’s stormy process,

“The level of hatred directed towards that piece of infrastructure was out of proportion with the cost,” says Druh Farrell as she recalls the stormy process leading to the construction of Santiago Calatrava’s pedestrian and cycling Peace Bridge in Calgary. “It was an incredibly painful process. It became so intense.”

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/oct/17/if-we-wanted-beauty-wed-travel-to-paris-how-calgary-resisted-its-iconic-pedestrian-bridge