This bank building was built in the 1990's, but its facade was moved here stone-by-stone from a bank building built in 1844 and was demolished during the redevelopment of the area. Now it is part of the Allen Lambert Galleria and known as the 'Heritage Building' in the Brookfield Place complex in Toronto's financial district. This is a good example how to preserve the past when building modern office complexes. J
You can see another view of the Allen Lamport Galeria here.
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Noel_Byrne (25670) 2013-11-18 1:00
How brilliant that they saved this beautiful facade, and how excellent an idea it is to place it inside another building like this, very unique and original. Without the glass surround, this would look to me like a scene from Victorian London, (the lamps help this, as do the people in black), but with the modern glass surround it takes on a whole new life. Excellent place and capture.
jacquest (18829) 2013-11-18 3:57
This is a good presentation of this interesting facade with a well documented and appreciated note. The inclusion of people adds life and perspective.
clic (15368) 2013-12-14 6:52
What an interesting recreation of an historic building set as a jewel in a modern structure that I first mistook for a movie set occupied by black zombies characters, the dark soft lighting creating the mystery mood!!
Quite a thrilling view indeed!
- Copyright: Barnabas Bozoki (bbarna) (824)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-19
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
- Exposure: f/2.7, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Toronto Heritage Archiecture [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-17 17:26
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