Thursday

Rising: 30 Days of Photographs

The twin pyramid towers of Montreal's Olympic Village were constructed for the 1976 Montreal Summer Games as a residence for the athletes. Rising up above the Olympic grounds the towers consist of 23 floors and stands at 70.0 metres tall (230 feet). Architect Roger Tallibert designed the buildings consisting of 980 residential suites.

Olympic Village
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19 comments:

  1. I've never been inside but I've always loved the look of that building. Somewhat iconic isn't it?

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    1. I've never been to the apartments but have visited offices, stores and restaurants on the lower floors.

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  2. That looks like the kind of place I would get lost in....

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    1. They may have something to do with the floor plans.

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  3. That's a cool building! I love the pointy elevator shafts. I would want to stay on the 23rd floor!

    Great photo, too!

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    1. Thanks. I wonder how the athlete's took to it during the Olympics.

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  4. Rhat is such a beautiful building. I can't imagine creating something like that... It is mind boggling!

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  5. Great building design. I'm noticing some nice architecture in recent years, I'm glad to say.

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    1. Built in 1976, so may be considered futuristic...

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  6. I'm in the minority, I'm afraid. I don't much care for it. It looks all glass and concrete and ... pointy! I am an old stick-in-the-mud who prefers a nice Victorian or Edwardian semi-detached.

    It's a lovely photo though, and that building definitely looks as if it's rising toward the sky!

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    1. You should see it from right in front. I will post the picture on the first. You will see the full pyramid effect.

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  7. And I believe we finished paying for them just this year :-)

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    1. Must be why they just started phase three of the construction.

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  8. That's impressive. Great shot, Shawn.

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Thoughts?