Bowles Lunch

~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
We gave it a
-5
Ottawa bussiest intersection where cars have been prioritized over pedestrians.
Visitors's vote
-2.0
123 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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1938
2013
Former Block on Rideau street and Sussex Drive.
Rideau street with derelict urban fabric of the 1970.
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
-5
Visitors's vote
-3.3
38 votes
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The busiest intersection in Ottawa had a totally different look and feeling around 70 years ago....
~1940
2013
Ottawa Citizen Building
Hardy Arcade sur Sparks
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
-3
À 5 story building replaced by a lower one offering less density.
Visitors's vote
-2.5
35 votes
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~1940
2012
Intersection of Sussex Drive and Rideau Street in 1940
Rideau Street @ Sussex Drive
sources
CSTM Collection
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
-5
Shops with street level interactions and density replaced by this urban onramp.
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-3.0
88 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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