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2014
Derelic place in the Byward Market in Ottawa
Public Space in Ottawa with restaurant in the Byward Market.
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
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Derelic buildings and parking lots turned into a public space.
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+4.4
147 votes
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The bottom of the barrel was probably hit when the archival photo was taken in the mid-70's.The NCC took over the revitalization of this courtyard which became one of the top public spaces in Ottawa nowadays....
~1975
2014
Corner of Rideau and Sussex around 1975
Corner of Rideau and Sussex in 2014
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City of Ottawa
Title: Untitled. Reference number: CA0231452
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0
Preserved building with its ground floor modified to serve a difference purpose.
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-0.0
120 votes
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Located on one of the busiest intersection in Ottawa, the Transportation building almost remained unchanged; only its ground floor was modified and became one of the main entrance to the Rideau Centre.Despite the Rideau-Sussex intersection being the busiest intersection in Ottawa, you can see that the sidewalk size was reduced, especially...
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~1960
2014
Locomotive on the shore of the rideau Canal
Rideau Canal in Ottawa with the Laurier Bridge and the Department of Defense
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
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Better use of the Rideau Canal shores. Less fan of the combo brutalism & UNESCO protected area.
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+0.4
116 votes
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Today, everybody agrees that moving the train station in the suburbs was a mistake.  That being said, its move has opened the shores of the Rideau Canal by removing the lanes of rails no longer required.  By applying the sacro-saint parkways model, the NCC changed the vocation of the Rideau...
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~1975
2014
Corner of George Street and Sussex Drive in the mid-1970s.
Corner of George Street and Sussex Drive in 2014.
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
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+5
Restauration of a heritage building in the turmoil of urban decay.
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+3.4
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The archival photo was probably taken in the mid-1970s when the disinterest for urban core in North American reached its apogee.  The NCC succesfully  retored this building (and many more along Sussex Drive).  It hosts the Modern Shop and the Black Tomato restaurant. ...
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