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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Montréal, Québec, Canadaen_US
dc.coverage.temporal2009-2011 (alteration)en_US
dc.creatorDesjardins, Roberten_US
dc.creatorCardinal Hardy and Associésen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-16T18:14:07Z
dc.date.available2014-12-16T18:14:07Z
dc.date.issued2014-12-16
dc.identifier250821en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2965en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/166454
dc.descriptionNew park benches and young trees; Place d'Armes is a square in Old Montreal quarter. In the center, there is a monument in memory of Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, founder of Montreal (restored as part of this work). Buildings that surround it include Notre-Dame Basilica, Saint-Sulpice Seminary, New York Life Building, Aldred Building, Bank of Montreal head office and 500 Place D'Armes. Several large-scale archeological digs were undertaken prior to the development work. They exposed the foundations of the first church of Notre-Dame and its cemetery, as well as the Gadois well, which was the first source of drinking water in Montreal. Markers were set up to commemorate these areas. The redevelopment slightly changed the surrounding streets, added lighting, repaved the square with a "mosaic" of granite pavers of different shades, and redid the landscaping, including moving some mature trees. There was also partial renovation of the former vespasiennes (underground washrooms, built in 1931) with a view to re-using them in the future. Robert Desjardins has served as the landscape architect for Ville de Montréal since 1992. Source: Landezine: Landscape Architecture Works [website]; http://www.landezine.com/ (accessed 7/29/2014)en_US
dc.format.mediumgranite pavers; treesen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectcityscapeen_US
dc.subjectcontemporary (1960 to present)en_US
dc.subjectCity planningen_US
dc.subjectpedestrian spaceen_US
dc.subjectTwenty-first centuryen_US
dc.titlePlace d'armes [redeveloped 2011]en_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-CHAA-PDA-A07en_US
vra.culturalContextCanadianen_US
vra.techniquegardening, construction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypesquare (open space)en_US
dc.contributor.displayCardinal Hardy and Associés (Canadian architectural firm, founded 1986); Robert Desjardins (Canadian landscape architect, active ca. 1990-present)en_US


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