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~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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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
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-5
A neo-classical building sacrified for a emtpy symbolic place.
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-2.2
100 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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~1970
2014
Former Grand Hotel in Ottawa
Congress CEntre of Ottawa in 2014
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
+3
More density and maturity.
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105 votes
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The buildings in the front of the archive photo were the Grand Hotel and the former post office.  They were both sacrified to make room for the Rideau Centre....
1938
2014
Slater Street with the former apartment buildings in Ottawa in 1938
Confederation Park and the concrete wall
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
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New-York style apartment buildings replaced by a park which sits empty most of the time.
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79 votes
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Back in the day, before Gréber, Slater Street was reaching the Rideau Canal.The apartment buildings, now demolished, were the Bates, Aylmer and Woods Apartments.The direct link between the Queen-Elizabeth Drive and Elgin Street has been removed when the NAC took over....
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