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~1900
2012
Le 412 Wellington en 1900
An empty park.
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We gave it a
-5
Functional street transformed by the NCC in a useless park that nobody uses.
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-2.0
59 votes
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~1905
2012
Corry Block at Rideau Street and Sussex Drive
Stick and ugly public space
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We gave it a
-5
Heritage demolition. Car is king in the downtown core.
Visitors's vote
-2.5
59 votes
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Built in 1903, Corry Block was one of the first modern buildings in Ottawa.  It was demolished in the 60s....
~1940
2012
Intersection of Sussex Drive and Rideau Street in 1940
Rideau Street @ Sussex Drive
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CSTM Collection
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We gave it a
-5
Shops with street level interactions and density replaced by this urban onramp.
Visitors's vote
-3.0
94 votes
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Gréber had this genius idea back in 1938 to tear down this whole block to make sure that cars were moving smoothly in the core.  We can read from the report:"It was proposed in our plans of 1938 to widen the space between the Chateau and the south side of Rideau...
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1939
2012
Roxborough Apartments on Elgin in 1939
Lord Elgin Hotel on Elgin Street in 2012
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We gave it a
-5
Heritage building destroyed. Sterile green space.
Visitors's vote
-1.5
60 votes
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This picture was taken in 1939 just after Elgin Street was widened. Roxborough apartments (as well as many other buildings) were demolished to make room for the Confederation Park as proposed in the Greber Plan. To the far left, the First Baptist Church is hardly visible, while the Lord Elgin...
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