A couple of abandoned buildings and still-active parking lots near the BELL Center will soon disappear for a huge expansion of the complex. The main abandoned building, in the middle of nowhere and difficult to access with the VM expressway exit just next to it, is quite a solid structure. I once applied for a job as security guard there. It used to be a shelter for homeless men. I didn't get the job but I did get to see the inside of the building. It's been derelict for so many years now that I can't even remember the last time it was open for business. The building on its left will also be demolished. The parking lots in between those buildings will also go.
The big parking lot (as seen in the last photo), where the Queen's Hotel used to be, will also be used for the next massive project.
The red sections are where the abandoned buildings and parking lots of this post are located. There are some additional buildings next to them, where the Hotel du Nouveau Forum is situated, and I don't know their fate but some of them also look abandoned. The area in purple is where the CN Bonaventure building used to be. It's still an empty space up to this day. In yellow is the Overdale area, where the Louis Hippolyte Lafontaine house is situated and has been recently sold, after 25 years in limbo, to developers.
I walk past these buildings every day and always wanted to buy the one in the first two photos. It would be so nice if someone would fix it up, instead of simply tearing it down...ReplyDelete