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Je suis justement rentré à pied hier du Vieux-Montréal et j'ai traversé ce quartier. J'ai été surpris de réaliser qu'il y avait beaucoup de réalisations récentes (disons moins de 10 ans) surtout au nord de René-Lévesque, sur Saint-André par exemple). Ce quartier se densifie. Il ne faut pas oublier que même si on est au coin de La Gauchetière et à la sortie du centre-ville, la densité moyenne des édifices à vocations résidentielles construits pour la plupart vers la fin du 19ième siècle est de trois étages.

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For Habsfan's two comments:

 

It's boring

 

It fits in well with its older neighbors, which are also "boring." In a city like Montreal, which has so many different clashing styles and finishing materials, the most exciting and successful infill projects are often fairly ordinary and indistinguishable from their surroundings.

 

Imagine if every infill project look like the Bilbao Guggenheim. It would be like living among giant mollusks: exciting (at first) - but eventually meaningless and unfamiliar, which creates long-term boring.

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Imagine if every infill project look like the Bilbao Guggenheim. It would be like living among giant mollusks: exciting (at first) - but eventually meaningless and unfamiliar, which creates long-term boring.

 

Normally i'd agree, but it would be nice to get something like the Bilbao Gugenheim to start off with.

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