File 2009.002.1324 - Montreal, Expo 67, Place d'Accueil

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Montreal, Expo 67, Place d'Accueil

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2009.002.1324

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  • [October] 1966 (Creation)

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2 photographs : b&w

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La Place d'Accueil is the main gate for Expo 67. A huge plaza of 2½ acres is on a middle level, above a bus station which is also used by taxis and the terminals of the Expo-Express and the Trailer Train which connects to Ci du Havre points.On the middle level, and on a third level, are information booths, travel offices, accommodation bureaux, shops, banks, a liquor store, restaurants, snack bars, lounges and a day hotel. There is a direct footway from the plaza to the International Broadcasting Centre. A striking architectural feature of the place is its roof -- in the shape of a huge umbrella. It is made up of seven plexiglass hexagons.

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Good

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  • English

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Digital images available. 2009.001.1324.001-002

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Collins, Piter. "Expo-and After." Canadian architect, 1966 Oct., v. 11, p. 51.

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