Wellington street

~1960
2012
Aerial View of Lebreton Flats around 1960
Aerial View of Lebreton Flats around 1960
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
-5
The NCC expropriated and let Lebreton Flats sits empty for 50 years.
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-2.1
140 votes
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This aerial comparison of Lebreton Flats and a simulation from Google Earth shows two Lebreton Flats radically different. The archival photo clearly shows the industrial past of the Flats with its numerous light industries and rails in its western section (top of the image). Now that the LRT...
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~1910
2014
Aerial view of Elgin Street in Ottawa around 1910
Aerial view of Elgin Street in Ottawa around 2014
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
-5
The dynamic in the core would have been totally different if Elgin would have not been widened.
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-1.1
110 votes
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This aerial view reveals that the northern section of Elgin Street has drastically changed over the years.  Essentially, all the buildings located on the East side of Elgin Street have been demolished to make room for the NAC and the War Memorial.  We believe that the dynamic of downtown Ottawa...
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1920
2014
Langevin Block and Rideau Club on Wellington
Langevin Block and Rideau Club on Wellington
Title: Langevin Block, Ottawa, Ont. Reference number: 3319263
We gave it a
-3
NCC could not think of anything better than a statue and tourism info centre.
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-0.6
101 votes
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This archival photo shows the Langevin Block, the first federal building to be built outside the hill.  The building on the West side of the Langevin Block is the former Rideau Club which was demolished in 1979 after it had been damaged by a fire.  Forty years later, Public Works...
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~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
104 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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