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2014
Ross building at the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe Street in Ottawa around 1912
Building at the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe Street in Ottawa in 2014
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We prefer the Ross building better, but at least they kept the stores at ground level.
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-3.1
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The Ross Building was construted around 1892 after that Crawford Ross bought the pre-existing  building at the same location.  The initial vocation of the Ross Building was a department store, but in 1912, the whole building was turned into an office building.The Ross Building kept its vocation for fifty years...
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1938
2014
Cooper Street at Metcalfe Street in Ottawa in 1938
Cooper Street at Metcalfe Street in Ottawa in 2013
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+1
The Duncannon was saved from demolition. Density was increased on the north side of Cooper.
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-2.2
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The south side of Copper Street stayed essentially the same.  The Duncannon, on the left hand side in the photo, was saved from demolition, unlike the Woods Apartments and the Roxborough Apartments, when the NCC gave up on its ridiculous project to widen Metcalfe Street and turn it into a...
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1938
2014
Nepean Street in Ottawa at Metcalfe Street in 1938
Nepean Street in Ottawa at Metcalfe Street in 2013
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More density and services in Centretown.
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-2.8
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Nice houses have been replaced by office tours and apartment buildings. The building on the right hand side is the Tribeca from Claridge.Whether you like or not the design or the height of the Tribeca tours, Claridge tried to integrate their building with the street and rumor has it that...
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~1960
2013
Elgin Street at Nepean Street around 1960
Elgin Street at Nepean Street in 2013
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+1
More usage. Sterile buildings with no real street interaction.
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+1.2
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Before the Ontario Courthouse was built at the corner of Elgin Street and Nepean Street, buildings from the WWII were temporarily erected at the same location.Despite not having the exact date when the archival photo was shot, it had to be before 1965 since the Canadian flag with the Union...
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