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The City Centre building. | by Steve Brandon
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The City Centre building.

The name of the building is kind of a misnomer, since it's about a mile west of downtown Ottawa.


This building evokes mixed reactions from Ottawonians (yes, I know it's really "Ottawans", but I think that sounds like it's missing a syllable or two), regularly coming at the top or near the top of biggest architectural eyesore lists (along with the American embassy, which I actually like).


It reminds me of the sort of ugly low-rise office buildings you see from the train a minute or two before arriving at the central city stations of large British cities, and I miss taking trips to Britain, so I kind of appreciate this building on that level.

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Taken on January 26, 2007