On going : construction Place Jacques-Cartier ; En cours : construction Place Jacques-Cartier

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Big construction hole located between Place Jacques Cartier and Saint-Vincent street in Old Montreal. Le Saint Amable hotel will be built there. It's amazing that a big construction like this right in the middle of historical Old Montreal hardly elicited any media in the city. Well that's Montreal for ya. Top photo is a super panoramic composite (also posted at Montréal Panoramique) best viewed at Flickr.
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Immense trou de construction situé entre la Place Jacques-Cartier et la rue Saint-Vincent dans le Vieux-Montréal. Le projet est l'hôtel Le Saint Amable. Il est étonnant qu'une construction comme ça au milieu du Vieux-Montréal à peine créée des manchettes dans les médias dans notre ville. C'est bien Montréal pour toi. Photo ci-dessus est une image super panoramique (également posté à Montréal Panoramique) à voir sur Flickr.

Demolition/Construction Place Jacques-Cartier 2

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4 comments

  1. Ha ha! I agree! I'm surprised there isn't any controversy (as everything becomes a controversy in Montreal... especially bridges!) Why are Pointe-Claire residents angry about the demolition of a common bungalow (http://www.lechodunord.ca/Community/2014-07-31/article-3819042/Angry-Pointe-Claire-residents-prevent-controversial-demolition/1 ) and there's barely any news about this contruction site.

    Is it taking the place of "Avenue des artistes"?

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  2. Yes, it does. It's on St-Amable and Saint-Vincent streets. I actually bought a painting there a few years ago. Montrealers don't seem to care or are blaze.

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  3. Hey John!

    I took some great pictures here before it all got torn down (on St-Vincent and in the little alley leading to the Place JC). Check your inbox in the next few days.

    The pictures I took were from about the same time frame as the Google image here (before the rest of the buildings were torn down):

    https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Old+Montr%C3%A9al/@45.5073033,-73.5532341,70m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x4cc91a541627f3bd:0x2f1f0404254e4326

    And here is the GSV of the point of view of your second picture. To be honest, I don't think the building on the Place Jacques Cartier had a lot of architectural value. Any info on that building's origins?

    https://www.google.ca/maps/@45.5076509,-73.552791,3a,75y,258.68h,87.19t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s5ayYAQPAPm4dENs9uq0wyQ!2e0

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