sketches and anticdotes about my interests and travels
Sunday, 14 August 2011
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.