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~1950
2013
Aerial View of LeBreton Flats around 1950
Aerial View of LeBreton Flats in 2013
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
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An entire district demolished by the NCC and they let it rot for more than 50 years.
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-2.3
114 votes
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You know the story....
~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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A neo-classical building sacrified for a emtpy symbolic place.
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-2.2
108 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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~1900
2014
Marie Street around 1900 in Ottawa
Laurier Avenue in Ottawa in front of the Confederation Park in 2014
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
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Regression in the urban fabric. Increase in car traffic.
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110 votes
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This comparison is a good example of regression in Ottawa’s urban planning – where a fairly tight urban fabric has been replaced by a more sterile environment. Maria Street, renamed Laurier Avenue, was widened from 3 to 5 lanes and parking on its sides was made illegal, probably to...
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~1950
2014
Former Bates and Woods Appartments.
Loading Docks of the NAC.
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
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Apartments offering some density replaced by a boulevard and concrete.
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102 votes
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Bates Apartements, on the right-hand side on the photo, were sacrificed in order to connect both sides of the Rideau Canal.  To increase car traffic in to core, Slater and Albert Streets were turned into one-way streets and united in triangular fashion to form the Mackenzie-King bridge.Jacques Gréber who was...
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