Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Continuing Winter Work At The National Arts Centre

A note to readers in Ontario, the Doors Open Ontario schedule for this year is up, with events starting in April in Guelph and ending at the first day of October.

The ongoing work at the National Arts Centre has been a subject of mine over the last few months, and you can find the last post here. The wrapping of a glass enclosure around a part of the building, while it stays open for performances, is due to be finished by Canada Day. I wanted shots from the ice level on the Rideau Canal, which I took at the same time as the first two shots in yesterday's post. These would date back to the second Saturday of Winterlude.


Some days later, I was back in the area on a sunny day and concentrated on the glass enclosure from the west and north sides of the NAC. It appears that most, if not all, of the glass is now in place, leaving largely interior work to do.

25 comments:

  1. The glass building looks wonderful!

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  2. Building Theatre Brilliance...
    What a great title!

    Janis
    GDP

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  3. it seems your city is always building ... i guess that is a great thing, means the $$$ is still good or being made, or what not??! ( ;

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  4. The NAC is coming along nicely William.. once the glass goes in and the building is waterproof it usually moves along speedily. Nicely documented!

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  5. That makes for a very spectacular building.

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  6. I bet it's going to be stunning when it's done.

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  7. I love it! Another monumental structure bolstering Ottawa's magnificence!

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  8. @Marleen: particularly now that it's really taking shape!

    @Janis: it is a creative slogan.

    @Beth: I think some of that is due to the hard work of the organization in the last few years that's given them a lot of exposure across the country and around the world. The NAC Orchestra, which is the primary orchestra using this place (but not the only one), is really a national institution.

    @Grace: I hope I can get inside at some point and document the process from that point of view.

    @Red: it does, now that the glass has really taken shape.

    @Sharon: I fully expect so, yes.

    @Lowell: I really think it's doing a great job at renewing the building.

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  9. Another stunning building in your city, isn't it?

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  10. I wonder if they will be done in time!

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  11. @Whisk: it does!

    @Denise: I think so, yes.

    @Karl: it is, yes.

    @Linda: thanks!

    @RedPat: my sense is that they're coming along quite well with the project.

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  12. Is is very attractive and I feel sure will insure work for some window washers!

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  13. Dear William: Re your comment on Ocala: It's a Canadian golf car!!! 😇

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  14. This arts centre should be quite the venue when completed, William. And when it's opened, hope that we are invited inside for a look around vis your blog posts.

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  15. Good progress. I guess they are accustomed to working in the winter.

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  16. It is a wonder the glass didn't crack from the cold. Of course, the glass of today is not what was in our farmhouse so many years ago.

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  17. @Janey: that'll be a big job for whatever company handles it!

    @Lowell: I wonder how they got past the Temper Tantrum.

    @Beatrice: I'll definitely be glad to see when the project's done.

    @Lois: construction crews are used to winter work.

    @Mari: the glass does have to stand up to cold.

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  18. Got to be better than working in the cold.

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  19. It's really starting to take shape now. It looks very sleek and modern.

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  20. I like watching work in progress.

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  21. I look forward to seeing the finished product.

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