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Legislative Assembly - Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers
N 62° 27.570 W 114° 22.930
11V E 635018 N 6928106
Quick Description: This building is home to the legislature of the Northwest Territories. 19 elected Members run a unique consensus-style government that represent 45,000 residents who are spread across an area that is almost as large as South Africa.
Location: Northwest Territories, Canada
Date Posted: 9/11/2016 1:54:24 PM
Waymark Code: WMT1ZN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
This building is home to the legislature of the Northwest Territories. 19 elected Members run a unique consensus-style government that represent 45,000 residents who are spread across an area that is almost as large as South Africa.

The consensus-style government is consistent with the types of governments that function in the Aboriginal communities that are found throughout the territory.

Zinc was selected as a primary construction element for the Assembly because of its subtle weathering qualities, and importantly, because it is mined in the territory. The walls are clad in both sheet and cast zinc panels, lightly tinted with green glazing. Zinc shingles cover the domed roofs and form the undulating roof edge. Zinc louvers with operable panels provide natural ventilation to each office within the legislative building. The building is anchored to the ground by a wall of indigenous stone.
Type of Capitol: State, Province, Canton, or Other Primary Division of a Nation

Address:
4570 - 48 Street
Yellowknife, NT Canada
X1A 3A5


Dates of Construction: 1993

Hours: weekdays 07:00-18:00; weekends 10:00-18:00

Capitol Web Site: [Web Link]

Major Renovations: Not listed

Historical Monuments/Memorials: Not listed

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