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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Pictures of Montreal

There are some nice pictures of old Montreal places on the a recent Montreal city weblog post. 

We actually used to have a lot of really great architecture. We’ve torn down a heck of a lot of our architectural gems, unfortunately coinciding with the period of modernisation that made brutalism the flavour du jour. To give only one example, we lost a huge swath of the business district to the Ville-Marie tunnel. Then there’s all the parking lots.
Short list:
Royal Insurance Company Building (now Pointe-à-Callière Museum)
some indoor views of the Windsor Hotel :(
Hotel Winsdor (both churches are gone too)
+ 1 million mansions, mostly where our downtown area stands today

Thanks Ivan

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