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~1965
2014
Rideau Street and Mackenzie Avenue Intersection in Ottawa
Rideau Street and Mackenzie Avenue Intersection in Ottawa
Title: National Building, Ottawa, Ontario. Reference number: 4511654
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Ottawa bussiest intersection where cars have been prioritized over pedestrians.
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148 votes
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A lot to say about this comparison, even though we said it all in the past.  First of all, the building which only the facade shows in the archive picture is the Daly building which was abandoned in the late 1970s after decades of laisser-aller from its owner, the NCC....
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~1950
2013
Aerial View of LeBreton Flats around 1950
Aerial View of LeBreton Flats in 2013
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
-5
An entire district demolished by the NCC and they let it rot for more than 50 years.
Visitors's vote
-2.2
115 votes
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You know the story....
~1938
2014
Rideau Canal and Sacred-Heart Church in the background
Rideau Canal and Sacred-Heart Church in the background
Title: Untitled. Reference number: Rideau_canal_4_NFBC
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Succession of elements which prevent direct access to the Rideau Canal.
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+0.2
99 votes
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People in charge of the planning in that area thought it would be better to replace the rails by the bunker type building of the Department of Defense.The steeple in the far scene is the Sacred Heart Church which unfortunately burned down....
~1938
2014
Back of the former post office on Wellington Street in Ottawa
War Memorial on Wellington Street in Ottawa
Title: Post Office, Ottawa, Ont. Reference number: 3319299
We gave it a
-5
A neo-classical building sacrified for a emtpy symbolic place.
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-2.2
109 votes
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The Post Office was the last obstacle to the ambitions of the Prime Minister Mackenzie-King to erect a War Memorial in order to honnor the people who serviced for World War I.He hired our good friend Jacques Gréber to "prove himself" and find the perfect spot for such a memorial....
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