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I though something was fishy with the after picure - I couldn't even match one element from the original picture, even the street grid didn't match up.

Good job City of Gatineau with that tweet! Close but no cigar. The view is just from around the corner. In fact, that mill is still mostly standing...



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Sad after of the same view as above:



And one from those rarely-photographed in-between periods. The Central Slum (surrounding photographer) is already gone, but the Downtown West End (buildings at centre) still exist. Almost all of them were later demolished for highway off-ramps.

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The word brutal comes to mind.
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Old Posted Sep 11, 2019, 3:36 PM
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Ottawa 1966.


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

vs. similar view around 2012.


https://www.ottawatourism.ca/ottawa-...e-ecodistrict/

This is an imperfect comparison because a few significant projects have been completed since 2012 such as the James Flahery Building at 90 Elgin, the National Arts Centre expansion and the new glass domed House of Commons within the West Block courtyard.
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Ottawa 1966.


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

vs. similar view around 2012.


https://www.ottawatourism.ca/ottawa-...e-ecodistrict/

This is an imperfect comparison because a few significant projects have been completed since 2012 such as the James Flahery Building at 90 Elgin, the National Arts Centre expansion and the new glass domed House of Commons within the West Block courtyard.
In all honesty, as an overall skyline view it hasn't really changed *that* much in over 50 years. Even if I take into consideration buildings that have been added since 2012.

Also note that the article says that those apartments being torn down (Roxborough?) will be replaced by some kind of museum. But a museum was never built on that site - it's now Confederation Park I believe, which covers the entire space between Elgin St. and the Rideau Canal.
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In all honesty, as an overall skyline view it hasn't really changed *that* much in over 50 years. Even if I take into consideration buildings that have been added since 2012.

Also note that the article says that those apartments being torn down (Roxborough?) will be replaced by some kind of museum. But a museum was never built on that site - it's now Confederation Park I believe, which covers the entire space between Elgin St. and the Rideau Canal.
It was to be the site of a science museum. I suppose that's why the Science & Technology Museum is now in a former bread factory in the east end...
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Very interesting article in the Ottawa paper though....
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A few old scenes from a book published for Canadian motorists touring the newest province.

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