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Old Montreal

a British (United Kingdom) invasion and to allow future expansion inside the walls. Though the walls may have provided security from invasion, they led to a different problem; a large concentration of wooden houses (with fireplaces) led to many devastating fires. In 1721, Montreal received a royal order from France to ban wood construction; buildings were to be constructed using stone, but the ban was never fully respected . British rule right thumb Notre-Dame Basilica alt Notre-Dame Basilica, with two steeples, against blue sky (Image:NDame.jpg) ''Canada (New France)'' became a British colony in 1763 after the French and Indian War. British rule would radically change the face of Old Montreal. Until the late 18th century the impact was not visible, as construction methods inherited from the French regime continued. However, distrust of the British authorities of the Catholic clergy caused the departure of several from Old Montreal. Another factor changed the appearance of Old Montreal: fires. Wood construction and an increased population density due to the construction of fortifications caused many fires, and conflagrations have reconfigured Old Montreal. The fires of 1765 and 1768 destroyed nearly half the buildings in the old city. In May 1765, fire destroyed about 110 houses before destroying the old ''Hôtel de Callière'' and the former General Hospital. In April 1768, 88 houses between ''rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste'' and Hotel Vaudreuil were burned, including the ''Congregation Notre-Dame'' convent. In following years, the city was to be rebuilt even more densely. On 6 June 1803 a massive fire destroyed the prison, the church and the dependencies of Jesuits, a dozen houses and the Château Vaudreuil. Two speculators bought the Château's gardens, offered one-third to the city, and divided the rest into seven lots of their own. The city's oldest monument, Nelson's Column (Nelson's Column, Montreal), was erected in 1809 on the land given to the city. This space became the new market square, called ''Marché Neuf'' (New Market) before assuming its present name of Place Jacques-Cartier in 1845. The space occupied by the church of the Jesuits became the Place Vauquelin, and Montreal City Hall arose from the old Jesuit gardens in 1873. thumb 205x205px (File:Fete du Canada 2013, Vieux-Port de Montreal - 106.jpg) thumb 267x267px (File:Old Port of Montreal.jpg) thumb 226x226px (File:Old Montreal CA in eveninglight.jpg) In 1812 a fire destroyed the Mansion House, a luxurious hotel popular with the Beaver Club and which had housed the first public library in Montreal (with over 7,000 volumes). It was replaced by the British-American Hotel, with the city's first permanent theatre (the Royal Theatre built by John Molson, which was visited by Charles Dickens). The hotel burned in 1833, and was rebuilt in 1845 at the Bonsecours Market. In 1849, a riot caused a fire with political consequences when, protesting against a law, a ''Tory (Tories#Canada)'' crowd burned down the Parliament building (Burning of the Parliament Buildings in Montreal) in the old ''Marché Saint-Anne'' on ''Place d'Youville''. Ironically, the site of the Parliament fire housed Montreal's first fire station in 1903; the building still exists as the ''Centre d’histoire de Montréal''. left thumb Customs House at Place-Royale alt Front of old, two-story gray building (Image:Customs House Montreal.jpg) Colonial authorities decided upon the first radical transformation of the area in 1804, with the destruction of the fortifications surrounding the heart of Montreal. Completed in 1815, this enlarged the perimeter of Old Montreal and improved access to suburban communities. Confinement in a fortified and very dense area prone to fires caused the gradual departure of the richer merchants to what would become known as the Golden Square Mile, where they built spacious estates. The 19th century witnessed the emergence of a bourgeoisie of mostly Scottish merchants. The growing activity of the port changed the urban landscape. Old Montreal became less residential, as the rich Scottish and English merchants built extravagant homes closer to Mont Royal in what would become the Golden Square Mile. Anglophone influence became the dominating force in the areas of banking, manufacturing, commerce, and finance. St. James Street (Saint Jacques Street) became the financial centre of Montreal, with large banks such as the Bank of Montreal (Bank of Montreal Head Office, Montreal) and the Royal Bank (Old Royal Bank Building, Montreal), insurance companies and the stock exchange. thumb 200x200px (File:Vieux-Port de Montreal 10.JPG) Most of the financial buildings on St. James Street were designed by anglophone architects. The same is true for institutional buildings such as the Old Court House (John Ostell), the Customs House(John Ostell), the Bonsecours Market and even the Notre-Dame Basilica (Notre-Dame Basilica (Montreal)) (whose façade is the work of an Irish Protestant from New York, James O'Donnell). The only notable exception is the Montreal City Hall, which was inspired by the Hotel de Ville de Rennes. The character of the Victorian (Victorian architecture) style of the late-19th-century buildings was a significant change from the stone masonry used during French era, and affected the appearance of Old Montreal. Decline, preservation and renewal thumb right Place d'Youville looking west, with obelisk and Lyman Building (1908) alt Obelisk and four-story building on winter evening (Image:Plyouville1.JPG) During the early 20th century the momentum of the district continued to grow, evidenced by construction of prestigious buildings such as the Aldred Building (1929–1931), ''La Sauvegarde'' Building (1913) or the first Stock Exchange (1903–1904). Port activities, the financial sector, justice and the municipal government helped maintain activity until the Great Depression began in 1929. The relocation of port facilities further east deprived Old Montreal of many companies related to the maritime trade, leaving many abandoned warehouses and commercial buildings. The downtown-area relocation several blocks north and the nearly-complete absence of residents (there were only a few hundred in 1950) had the effect of emptying the district at the close of business. At that time, the lack of nightlife gave the district a reputation for danger at night. Old Montreal increasingly found itself changing to accommodate the automobile. Several prestigious locations, such as the Place d'Armes, the ''Place d'Youville'' and Place Jacques-Cartier, were snarled with traffic in the mid-20th century. For municipal authorities unaware of its potential heritage value, Old Montreal was an anomaly. City planners considered wider streets, which would have meant razing many older buildings. A proposed elevated highway along the river over the ''rue de la Commune'' spurred a movement to preserve the district. Dutch-born architect and urban planner Daniel van Ginkel (Sandy van Ginkel) played a major role in saving the district from destruction during the early 1960s. As assistant director of the city of Montreal's newly formed planning department, he persuaded authorities to abandon plans for an expressway that would have cut through the old city. Stretching for over two kilometres along the St-Lawrence River in Old Montreal, the '''Old Port Of Montreal''' has been the social, economic and cultural soul of Montreal ever since early French (France) fur traders used it as a trading post in 1611. It was here that the city and the port came to life more than 350 years ago. History At the Immaculate Conception Centre, a circus school begins to attract young artists interested in theatrical acrobatics. A real passion for all circus arts develops, training expands. Programming evolves as students of various backgrounds come together, united by a firm intention to become true circus artists. Very soon the Immaculate Conception Centre can no longer contain the rapid growth of the National Circus School (NCS). In 1989 the School moved to the Dalhousie station facilities in Old Montreal. The only institution to offer professional circus teaching in North America, the NCS has become one of the world's major circus schools.


Near North Side, Chicago

constructed. The city then went through an even larger building boom that has lasted from the early 1960s until the present. The high-rises that have been constructed are mostly concentrated in the Loop (Chicago Loop) and along the Magnificent Mile in Chicago's Near North Side (Near North Side, Chicago) community area (Community areas of Chicago). Overall, the skyline of Chicago is ranked (based on existing and under-construction buildings over tall) first


Winston-Salem, North Carolina

needed date April 2010 Every year the staff of the Empire State Building sends a Father's Day card to the staff at the Reynolds Building in Winston-Salem to pay homage to its role as predecessor to the Empire State Building.construction-buildings 167637-1.html Reynolds Building. Retrieved November 15, 2008.

name "sale" The building is well known for being the predecessor and prototype for the much larger Empire State Building that was built in 1931 in New York City.

-buildings 167637-1.html title Reynolds Building accessdate 2008-09-18 Every year the staff of the Empire State Building sends a Father's Day card to the staff at the Reynolds Building in Winston-Salem to pay homage to its role as predecessor to the Empire State Building.


Chicago Loop

on existing and under-construction buildings over , there were 1,125 completed high-rises in the city, second in the country behind New York.

larger building boom that has lasted from the early 1960s until the present. The high-rises that have been constructed are mostly concentrated in the Loop (Chicago Loop) and along the Magnificent Mile in Chicago's Near North Side (Near North Side, Chicago) community area (Community areas of Chicago). Overall, the skyline of Chicago is ranked (based on existing and under-construction buildings over tall) first in the Midwestern United States and second


Veliko Tarnovo

Ficheto School of Building Construction''' (buildings), '''Angel Popov School of Architecture and Surveying''' (architecture, surveying), '''Professor Vasil Beron School of Tourism''' (cooking, restaurant, hotel), '''Vocational School of Fashion Design''' (sewing, design), and the American college, '''Arcus'''. Primary education The town has five primary schools, named "St. Patriarch Euthymius" (since 1969), "Dimitar Blagoev", "Petko R. Slaveykov" and "


Calgary

, between the first and the fourteenth, high school and young post-secondary students from across Canada perform a play in Olympic Plaza (Olympic Plaza (Calgary)). As of May 2011, there is a total of 64 completed and under construction buildings in Canada with an official height of . Toronto has the most entries on the list with a total of 38, accounting for more than half of the buildings


Dubai

, expected to become a home to leading local and international designers. The AED 4 billion first phase of the project will be complete by January 2015. Tourism and retail


Cincinnati

.construction-buildings 167637-1.html Reynolds Building. Retrieved November 15, 2008. The building was designed from the top down.


Vancouver

it extends. Or we've taken the highs (Note (music)#Note frequency (hertz)) out of it and echoed (Echo (phenomenon)) it. Or one has an autopan on it, so we have it shifting from left to right." birth_date birth_place Vancouver, British Columbia DATE OF BIRTH PLACE OF BIRTH Vancouver, British Columbia DATE OF DEATH As of May 2011, there is a total of 64 completed and under construction buildings in Canada


Toronto

member of the Toronto, Ontario, based Shakespearean theatre company, the Tempest Theatre, and has appeared in various episodes of the ''Decoder Ring Theatre'' including a number of different roles in ''The Red Panda Adventures'' and as the titular character in ''Deck Gibson, Far Reach Commander''. As of May 2011, there is a total of 64 completed and under construction buildings in Canada with an official height of or more. 62


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