National Geographic : 1967 May
Pueblo of tomorrow, Habitat 67 rises block by block on Cite du Havre, berthing place for ocean freighters. As part of Expo 67's theme "Man and His World," the housing complex de velops a new concept of urban living. Israeli-born architect Moshe Safdie designed Habitat 67 for efficient use of space, yet retained a sense of privacy and air. A giant crane lifts each pre fabricated unit, complete with wiring and plumbing, and fits it into a one to-four-bedroom apartment. Careful planning makes one apartment's roof the terrace of another. Montreal town houses of a bygone era (left) extend typical balconies and stoops railed with wrought iron.