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Library? Tank? Cruise ship? New-look Edmonton library has some folks fuming


It’s been said beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Unless you’re on the internet — then everything is just ugly and terrible.

Enter the new-look Stanley A. Milner library in downtown Edmonton, which had folks buzzing online Monday about its, um, unique design. In a barrage of tweets, people compared the remodelled library to a tank, a cruise ship, a shipping container, or even a bomb shelter.

The city’s downtown library branch, built in 1967, closed for renovations in December 2016.

The projected budget for the work back in 2017 was $69 million, but the discovery of…



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