Originally Posted by SkydivePilot
Actually, that's not true. The Saskatchewan Legislative Building is the
largest of all of the legislative buildings in Canada. In fact, it is situated on the largest legislative grounds within the entire
British Commonwealth. (One sure can't say the same about Manitioba's!
) It was designed to accomodate approximately 140 MLAs. (Due to the fact that Saskatchewan was envisaged to possess a population of at least a few million - by now.)
Even though I, years ago, wrote a paper about that building, I don't recall the floor area: but I DO know that [prior to 1980] the Sask Legislature had the longest straight corridor of any building in North America.
The Saskatchewan Legislature was the brainchild of Walter Scott.
Saskatchewan Legislative Building
Architectural style Beaux-Arts
Town or city Regina, Saskatchewan
Construction started August 31, 1908
Completed January 25, 1912
Cost $1.75 million
Design and construction
Client Government of Saskatchewan
Owner Government of Saskatchewan
Architect Edward and William Sutherland Maxwell
The MB is Taller then the Sask one
The SQ Footage of the Sask is more then MB, even though they only have 58 MLA, lol, but the FOOTPRINT of the MB is much larger.
As for where it is Plunked, that is a Park, not Leg grounds. When they built Sasks, all they had were wood huts and lots of farmland and not trees, so yes they made a good decision to make a park around it, I love that, but In Winnipeg, we were all ready well on our way to being a large city, and that was the only space we had, in fact we bulldozed some buildings for it. Plus I like the fact ours like say Victoria's is right in the heart of downtown.
Wascana Centre (formally established in 1962) is a 9.3 square kilometre (2,300 acre) park built around Wascana Lake in Regina, Saskatchewan. It brings together lands and buildings owned by the City of Regina, University of Regina, and Province of Saskatchewan, each of which is represented on the board of directors, and contains government, recreational, cultural, educational and environmental facilities.