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Old Toronto Star Building

The Old Toronto Star Building was an Art Deco office tower in Toronto, Canada. The building was located at 80 King Street West and was the headquarters of the Toronto Star newspaper from 1929 until 1970; the building was demolished in 1972 to make way for the construction of First Canadian Place. The skyscraper is the second tallest voluntarily demolished building in Canada behind the 120.1 m tall Empire Landmark Hotel, demolished in 2019. The building was designed by the firm of Chapman and Oxley and opened in 1929, it was 22 storeys and 88 metres tall. The front facade around the main entrance was clad in granite, the entrance itself having a bronze screen; the first three floors of the building were clad in granite. On the third floor, the facade was wrapped in elaborate stonework in geometric and floral motifs, which adorned the interior and the limestone piers at the crest of the building; the first six floors were built in reinforced concrete, while the tower was built with a structural steel frame.

The first six stories held the offices of the Star, the rest was rental office space. The 21st floor housed the newspaper's radio studios; the ground floor facing King Street housed a few retail stores and a Stoodleigh's Restaurant at the east end. The basement had barbershop; some stonework from the building can be found at Guild Park and Gardens, along with other portions of facades of lost buildings of Toronto. Superman co-creator Joe Shuster used the building as a model for the Daily Planet Building. Canada portal Architecture portal First Canadian Place—previously the site for The Toronto Star building One Yonge Street—Current home of The Toronto Star Toronto Star Toronto Star Press Centre William H. Wright Building—former home of The Globe and Mail, located near the Star Building Morawetz, Tim. Art Deco architecture in Toronto. Toronto, ON: Glue Inc. ISBN 9780981241302. Notes Media related to Old Toronto Star building at Wikimedia Commons "Toronto Daily Star Building". SkyscraperPage

The Rescue (statue)

The Rescue is a large marble sculpture group, assembled in front of the east façade of the United States Capitol building and exhibited there from 1853 until 1958, when it was removed and never restored. The sculptural ensemble was created by sculptor Horatio Greenough, commissioned by the U. S. government to create a massive sculpture, George Washington for the Capitol rotunda now removed from that site. Due to long-standing controversies, these two sculptures have diminished Greenough's reputation; the Rescue was displayed to the right of the large staircase of the east façade of the U. S. Capitol and was a companion piece to another sculpture, Luigi Persico's Discovery of America — depicting a triumphant Christopher Columbus and a cowering Indian maiden — on the left; the Rescue depicts a confrontation between a pioneer family. At the left rear of the group, a crouching pioneer woman clasps a small child. To the front, an outsized frontiersman forcibly prevents a tomahawk-wielding Indian from brutally murdering his family.

The heroic rescuer, refrains from injuring his adversary and displays a total mastery of the situation as well as a certain compassion for his enemy. The vengeful Indian warrior is rendered childlike; the frontiersman's helmet-like headgear is fashioned like a Renaissance cap. To the right, the family dog looks on. Greenough wrote that The Rescue was meant to "commemorate the dangers & difficulty of peopling our continent, which shall serve as a memorial of the Indian race", but "to convey the idea of the triumph of the whites over the savage tribes"; the group has been seen as rationalizing Andrew Jackson's "Indian Removal" policy of the 1830s. Although Greenough did not name the rescuer, the public recognized him as Daniel Boone and the statuary was known as "Daniel Boone Protects His Family."In 1939, a joint resolution submitted to—but not passed by—the U. S. House of Representatives recommended that The Rescue be "...ground into dust, scattered to the four winds, that no more remembrance may be perpetuated of our barbaric past, that it may not be a constant reminder to our American Indian citizens…" Several other protests, including by American Indian groups, were made in the intervening years and in 1958, both Discovery and Rescue were removed from the east façade in preparation for the building's extension.

They were placed in storage and—without public discussion—never restored. In 1976, a crane accidentally dropped The Rescue while moving it to a new Smithsonian storage area in Maryland, thus reducing it to several fragments. Today they lie next to Discovery said to be in poor condition. In a collaboration between the Middlebury College Museum of Art and the Office of the Architect of the Capitol, the pioneer's dog from The Rescue was exhibited during a temporary show, "Horatio Greenough: An American Sculptor's Drawings" in late 1999. Media related to The Rescue at Wikimedia Commons

Cory Morgan (blogger)

Cory Morgan is a blogger in Alberta, Canada. He was one of the founders of the Alberta Independence Party in 2000. In 2001, he ran as an independent candidate in the riding of Banff-Cochrane. Following the dissolution of the AIP at the end of 2000, Morgan joined the Separation Party of Alberta, he was the SPA's candidate in Highwood in the provincial election of 2004. He joined the Alberta Alliance in 2006, he was a candidate for the Wildrose Alliance Party of Alberta, in the constituency of Calgary Mountain View in the Alberta general election of 2008, finishing in third-place with 887 votes. On November 6, 2011, Morgan drove his pickup truck into the Occupy Calgary camp at Olympic Plaza park. Morgan refused to leave his truck until police was fined $200 and towed, his purpose was part of a counter-protest against Occupy Calgary and a bid to highlight what he felt was unequal enforcement of city bylaws with respect to the Occupy camp and the public at large. Blog - Cory Morgan ranting and raving: Political and Personal