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Some old construction photos I found on my hard drive; not mine, credit unknown.

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Canada Trust Tower (now Bell Tower)

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Manulife Place

IIRC, that crane on Manulife was brought in from abroad (Germany I think) as it was the only type they could use that wouldn't exceed the height limit imposed by the City Centre Airport.

Got any old construction photos laying around, or found some on the 'net? Share them here!
 

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High Level Bridge

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"An early model of the High Level Bridge with rail, streetcar & vehicular traffic on the upper deck and pedestrian traffic on the lower deck. City of Edmonton Archives EA-600-3150a."

Cool to see!
 
Wasn't sure where to put these, but thought they were interesting enough to share.

Circuit breaker from the old HVAC system in Empire Building:

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Probably a hundred bucks worth of copper in there.

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Photos of old City Hall and construction of the new one, via City of Edmonton Archives. On display at City Hall as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of its opening.

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I liked the design of the old city hall, but apparently after just 30 years of use it was in really, really bad shape. The new one is indisputably iconic, though.

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