Sylvied over at Bagatelles honoured this blog with this award, so in true blogospheric spirit I will pass it on to five others who will surely luv me 4 evr […]
From The People’s Railway by Donald MacKay (discussing World War 2). Douglas V. Gonder, later a vice-president but then a young locomotive foreman in charge of CN’s biggest roundhouse at […]
Another example of using the space under the viaduct/freeway in Amsterdam. More information from the designer group West 8 here.
“The house where Jean had found his little furnished room was just in front of the swing-bridge of St. Augustin street. It could watch the passage of flatboats, tankers that […]
It’s winter and there is smoke and steam and coal everywhere. Must have been a hell of a place to work! Photo courtesy of Canada Science & Technology Museum
Here is a great view of the whole of Turcot that allows us to easily see how the waterways explained in the last post could have been. A- Centre Gadbois […]
There is a lot of controversy regarding these structures. Some argue they are huge and create an annoying visual field amongst other things — see Cape Cod residents unhappy with offshore wind turbines while others will say that in a […]
Astute readers (?!?!?) will recall that we visited Roma Street Parkland located in Brisbane, Australia last March. In any case here is another interesting shot of Roma Street Parkland from […]
Some young people set this up. It s a lot of work to drag that stuff from all around.
Here is a rendering of the to be developed park in downtown Houston. And here is a “before” picture. Project for Public Spaces (PPS) helped the Houston Downtown Park Conservancy, […]
Just picked this up at The Digital Archive. Quebec Government is renaming Highway 20 to Rememberance Highway If you’re heading home to the West island right now there’s a good […]
From the 40’s this is the best picture I have found yet. This was the largest roundhouse in Canada and would have made an excellent acrchitectural heritage site in and of itself but was torn down around 1962 to make way for the Turcot Interchange that would be completed in 1966.
In Toronto, they recently celebrated 35 Years Without the Spadina Expressway! This may seem like a bizzare thing to celebrate but given how many large scale bad projects cities have had to learn […]
There is a very interesting tradition of public art in Los Angeles. Here is a photograph of some freeway art by Gary Voth. Here is a good article that outlines […]
Significant company in the history of Turcot. It started out as the Canada Car Company in 1905 and its plant at Turcot, Montreal was completed in August 1905 and had […]