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Friday, December 22, 2006

Vancouver and Toronto - Sophisticated Cities

Howdy!

Back in 2004, the city of Vancouver had a manhole cover (or sewer design if you will) competition, and Daina Augaitus called it a mark of sophistication. Well, Toronto has released the short list from their manhole or sewer cover design competition.

This is Alex Currie's entry


And this one is by Piaras Chauvin


Don'tcha just love it when quotes can come back and bite you on the butt? Personally, I think they should have invited Chris Lloyd to be on the jury, his rubbings of manhole covers are spectacular, and as a consequence I would imagine that he has a rather comprehensive knowledge about these things.

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