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Old Posted Jul 13, 2014, 5:38 PM
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Sir John Carling Building Implosion

Here's a video of the implosion that I filmed this morning:

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Old Posted Jul 13, 2014, 8:04 PM
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May it rest in pieces.
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Old Posted Jul 14, 2014, 12:35 PM
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The Leafs haven't won the Stanley Cup since this building opened. Maybe they'll have a better chance next year now that it's gone.
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Old Posted Jul 14, 2014, 4:25 PM
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The Leafs haven't won the Stanley Cup since this building opened. Maybe they'll have a better chance next year now that it's gone.
If it works, maybe we should try to find a landmark 1927 building to implode, see if Ottawa gets the same luck!
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If it works, maybe we should try to find a landmark 1927 building to implode, see if Ottawa gets the same luck!
Hate to burst your collective bubbles but, the stanley cup belongs in Montreal

So what is planned for this site now that this building is down?
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2014, 1:18 AM
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So what is planned for this site now that this building is down?
Unless plans have changed, "re-landscaping the property, and tranfering the property to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada"

http://www.ceaa.gc.ca/052/details-eng.cfm?pid=979
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So what is planned for this site now that this building is down?
Last I heard PWGSC and AgCan want to return the site to a more agricultural environment, something that an 11 storey building doesn't convey (unless it's a grain elevator).

See pic 2 on this website: http://www.pfs.bc.ca/html_proj/proj_academy.shtml?05 for one of the early ideas, which isn't much different than what was already there, save for the tower going away.

The old cafeteria portion of the building to the northwest was saved despite being mere feet from the demolition. The general idea is to turn this "annex" into some sort of visitors centre for the farm, and perhaps a library in the basement area, as a tribute to the architect who designed the building. Personally I don't think there is anything remarkable about the annex, but I think it was a compromise with the heritage folks. The annex will need all new services and heating plant as the majority of them were fed from the demolished portion of the building and the CEF heating plant has been shut down.

I also read somewhere, maybe elsewhere on this site, that the concrete rubble will be ground up and used to eliminate the cliff to the northeast of the building, making a more gentle slope with landscaping on top. This will open up the farm to the northeast and make it more inviting. At present there is a steep walkway cutting up the cliff from Sherwood Dr/Carling intersection which was always a security concern for AgCan employees coming or going by the 85 bus as that was the shortest route to get to the building.

There was a substantial basement and parking garage under the building. Originally there was talk of saving that, but the implosion has surely obliterated any hope of that. I'm not sure what will need to be done to fill in the hole or how the site will be ultimately regraded.
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I also read somewhere, maybe elsewhere on this site, that the concrete rubble will be ground up and used to eliminate the cliff to the northeast of the building, making a more gentle slope with landscaping on top. This will open up the farm to the northeast and make it more inviting. At present there is a steep walkway cutting up the cliff from Sherwood Dr/Carling intersection which was always a security concern for AgCan employees coming or going by the 85 bus as that was the shortest route to get to the building.
AgCan hasn't worked there since 2010. The foci of activity on the farm has shifted westward to the area around the Observatory & KW Neatby, so most people get there via the Carling/Maple bus stop now.
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The Leafs haven't won the Stanley Cup since this building opened. Maybe they'll have a better chance next year now that it's gone.
Let's hope their curse isn't tied to this building :/
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I'm thinking this would be ideal focal site for the Flora Ottawa 2017 proposal. It's got great transit links and would make a great home for a permanent botanical garden as a legacy, adjacent to the already established ornamental gardens, arboretum and tulip beds in Commissioners' Park, as well as the Agriculture Museum. The heritage West Annex building could even become a great entrance pavilion for a greenhouse complex.
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:o woa....
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