Sunday, 14 August 2011

Another Deconstruction

This is a former, or nearly former, government office building at 90 Elgin Street, here in Ottawa.  I developed urban design guidelines for a new building on this site, but had not heard anything about the project until recently seeing the deconstruction start.

It seems a waste to demolish the building, but there are many technical constraints, such as floor to floor heights and seismic ( earthquake) structural stiffening that make it more practical to construct a new building.

So - another architectural anatomy lesson for me to draw.

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