Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Imminently, Temporary to be "formerly" permanently

I figured a tongue-twister would be a good follow-up to the previous post on the subject of an eye-twister. The demolition order was issued last week, and work has begun with removal of the trim and siding.

Incidentally, this street is called "Vittoria", a name that long predates the current federal buildings surrounding it.

Links to more details on this building are in the post from last month, Temporary Eyetwister.

[Look for more one-photo posts under the label Singles]


  1. It's too bad. I imagine this was the last one in Ottawa. But after seeing the demise of both the Rockliffe and Uplands bases and all their buildings then I guess this was inevitable. Funny, but I had no idea this road actually had a name. Thanks for the info.

  2. It looks ugly. Not everything should be saved just because it's old.

  3. Anonymous - I hope you're not basing your opinion on the look of the building in this photo--it's partway through being demolished.

    As for the second part of your comment, ("Not everything should be saved just because it's old"), not everything that's old should be discarded just because it's ugly. This was the last surviving example of a class of buildings, all other examples of which have been demolished. Now this one's being demolished too. That's the exact opposite of "saving everything".