Department of Defense

~1938
2014
Rideau Canal and Sacred-Heart Church in the background
Rideau Canal and Sacred-Heart Church in the background
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-2
Succession of elements which prevent direct access to the Rideau Canal.
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-0.0
84 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
Intersection of Somerset Street West and Queen Elizabeth Drive in 1938
Intersection of Somerset Street West and Queen Elizabeth Drive in 2014
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-1
Almost the same, except the two concrete towers.
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-1.7
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Almost nothing has changed at this intersection, beside a few bushes and the two brutalism-ish towers....
~1960
2014
Locomotive on the shore of the rideau Canal
Rideau Canal in Ottawa with the Laurier Bridge and the Department of Defense
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+1
Better use of the Rideau Canal shores. Less fan of the combo brutalism & UNESCO protected area.
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111 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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1938
2013
Laurier street at Nicholas street looking north-east in 1938
Nicholas street at Laurier in 2013
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-4
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43 votes
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