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    My home town is littered with the detritus of the sporadic booms and busts it encountered in the latter half of the twentieth century.

    The CN office tower in Edmonton presides over an abandoned rail yard that's now being converted into yet another one of the many condo developments that are cropping up around the city in its most recent boom.

    When I was growing up, I'd visit my father's downtown office and look down upon this building and the old city hall [a similarly modern building, since demolished].

    At that time, the tower was falling apart. Once western canada's tallest building, its white marble facade was falling apart. The building had seen better days, and in the nineties it underwent a revitalization, replacing the outer siding with an acrylic substitute.

    While once I viewed the building as a dingy cast off from an earlier era, I think it is one of my favourite buildings in Edmonton today.

    Unlike the modern condominiums poised to surround it, the Edmonton CN Tower represents a reclaimed architectural heritage.

    xdjio, LeRamz, avenidalaplaya, and 15 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. cobalt123 83 months ago | reply

      You know, I actually like that one power line/telephone line cutting across the face. Great shot and treatment here.

    2. striatic 83 months ago | reply

      it'd be a bit bottom heavy otherwise.

    3. Anna Rigato 83 months ago | reply

      that´s really nice!

    4. ada.orczyk 83 months ago | reply

      my eyes might pop out :D
      i like it

    5. striatic 83 months ago | reply

      any seizures yet?

    6. Tarky7 83 months ago | reply

      *froth spewing out of mouth*

      *eyes agape*

      *twitching on floor*

    7. Rod Monkey 83 months ago | reply

      Fabulous - love those lines.

    8. ĒTHANEA 83 months ago | reply

      Superb composition of lines! congrats, the B&W work is great too.

    9. Renata Diem 83 months ago | reply

      Great lines and contrast!! :)

    10. bobbydassler 65 months ago | reply

      When I was a kid the letters "CN"were joined on the top of the building and would fill/flow left to right in a continuous orange light...does it still?

    11. bobbydassler 65 months ago | reply

      That is exactly how I remember it! Thx

    12. truesiksika 61 months ago | reply

      I remember when it opened. Man, I'm getting old.

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