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Old Posted Dec 21, 2012, 1:02 AM
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It would be a crime against heritage if that thing gets torn down... I'm aware it's the kind of things they like to do in Hamilton, but I'm crossing my fingers that they know when to stop...
Crimes against heritage are standard in Hamilton. Here's another one to add to the list:

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http://www.thespec.com/news/local/ar...gore-buildings

Goodbye pre-confederate stone rows at the freaking centre of downtown's most busy intersection.
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Old Posted Dec 21, 2012, 1:23 AM
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I was curious to get an update from Ontarians on the demolition in downtown Brantford (all articles online seem to be from summer of 2010, and they say the province wants to stop the city from doing it)...

I just found out Google Street View has the "update" I wanted... (not the one I expected)

https://www.google.com/maps?q=95+col...3,,0,-0.3&z=20


Personally, I do not know of any bigger facepalm moment in Canadian urbanism...

http://nationalpostnews.files.wordpr...ntford-eps.jpg
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The fact they wouldnt preserve the facades is just barbaric.
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Old Posted Dec 21, 2012, 3:16 AM
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Crimes against heritage are standard in Hamilton. Here's another one to add to the list:

(raisethehammer.org)

http://www.thespec.com/news/local/ar...gore-buildings

Goodbye pre-confederate stone rows at the freaking centre of downtown's most busy intersection.
Unbelievable... There isn't a single surface parking lot left to fill in the entire Hamilton area?!?!? (And even if there weren't, there'd STILL be plenty of things to tear down before 150 years old stone rows...)

That's just ridiculous.
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Old Posted Dec 21, 2012, 3:28 AM
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Hamilton, Ontario - Stoney Creek Dairy

The historic Stoney Creek Dairy is an icon of the town of Stoney Creek in Hamilton, but like most historic buildings in Hamilton it is being torn down. Demolition is starting this week. I'll update with some demolition photos in a few days...


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It's being replaced by this retirement home...

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Crimes against heritage are standard in Hamilton. Here's another one to add to the list:

(raisethehammer.org)

http://www.thespec.com/news/local/ar...gore-buildings

Goodbye pre-confederate stone rows at the freaking centre of downtown's most busy intersection.
"This petition services notice to Hamilton City Council that an emergency Council meeting should be held to designate 18-28 King Street East, Hamilton Ontario as historically significant under the Municipal Heritage Act."

> Sign the petition <
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The Port of Montreal Police station, demolished in 2003.

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^dammit, I liked that fortress-like building.
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Shame, that's a nice looking building.

I'm sure it must have looked a lot more run down than in that photo by the time it was demolished (feel free to correct me on that), but one of the biggest asthetic problems with Southcore in my opinion is that there's too much glass and not enough stone. A building like this would be very welcome.
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The Port of Montreal Police station, demolished in 2003.

A shame, but this thread is about buildings currently being demolished or threatened
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interestingly, the city of Montreal tried its best to prevent the demolition of the Old Port Fire station, but it's the Old Port Society, a federal institution, who had the last word. Being on a federal historic site, it could do what it wants with the building, regardless of the city's position. All this, just to make more parkings.
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interestingly, the city of Montreal tried its best to prevent the demolition of the Old Port Fire station, but it's the Old Port Society, a federal institution, who had the last word. Being on a federal historic site, it could do what it wants with the building, regardless of the city's position. All this, just to make more parkings.
Geez, it's like Old Toronto in the 60's... Razed neighbourhoods of midrise historic buildings for surface parking lots.

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^almost as bad as the famous Houston (circa 80s) pic that causes so much irritation here on SSP.
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What Houston pic? I'd like to see.

Omg that Toronto pic looks like a dystopian nightmare.
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What Houston pic? I'd like to see.

Omg that Toronto pic looks like a dystopian nightmare.

See: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=202881
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Omg... I literally gasped.
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The Hamilton of today is almost as bad, I'd say there are probably more than 10 city blocks downtown that are nearly all parking lot.


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The Port of Montreal Police station, demolished in 2003.

Wow never seen that pic before. What year is that?


Jesus, Insane how much nicer Old Montreal looks today. Thank goodness they moved most of the port facilities out east, it really does make a difference!
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Agreed. But it's nice that we preserved this gorgeous Art Deco warehouse, turned into condos.


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certianly was not looking nice in the early 1970's when that photo was taken.. (judging by the cars)
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