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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Ottawa > Canada Post - Old IT Building
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Canada Post - Old IT Building
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 Database Info
created by abacab on 11/29/2006 7:48 PM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 12/20/2016 9:12 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
2 Storey Brick & Precast office building in modern late 1960's style.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: forget it, it's gone
 Physical Information
Address
770 Brookfield Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada
Owner: 770 Brookfield Properties Ltd.
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  •  Hazards
  • Broken glass
  •  Interesting Features
    Cool entrance atrium, large glassed in areas, old office stuff, cafeteria, boilers, furnace, etc.
     Security Measures
     Historical Dates
    Built: 1969
    Closed: 2000
     Required Equipment
     Recommended Equipment

     History
    Systems Dimensions Ltd. was a private company created to serve the federal government's IT needs. They built their headquarters in Ottawa across from Canada Post on Brookfield Drive in 1969, obviously with federal money, since it was a state of the art building at the time..

    In 1978 the company was merged with another IT firm to form Datacrown Technologies. They outgrew this location quickly, and in 1983 Canada Post acquired the building.

    By 2000 Canada Post decided to leave and sold the property to a developer who in turn leased it to JDS Uniphase. Of course, JDS suddenly found itself with a lot of excess office space after the tech meltdown in 2002, and simply walked away. It is unclear if JDS is still stuck in this lease, however no "for lease" signs are to be found on the property, and the parking lot is now a private pay-lot for government workers. There is no evidence JDS ever even occupied the building. The building has sat vacant for some time, and vandals have entered and smashed windows, etc.

    Demolition began on Feb 19, 2007 and both buildings were levelled by March 28th.

    Site stats:

    Last sold for $3million in 2000.
    Over 83000 square feet of office space.
     Media Coverage

     Future Plans
    A new 300,000 square foot office building is to be located on this site, opening in 2008.
     Stories


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     Photo Galleries
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    First Visit- Outside & Basement
    Wed, Dec 6th, 2006
    posted by abacab
    16 pictures
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    Second Visit- Deeper Inside
    Wed, Dec 6th, 2006
    posted by abacab
    18 pictures
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    The architecture comes alive at high noon!
    Mon, Dec 11th, 2006
    posted by abacab
    24 pictures
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    hedd's morning office party
    Thu, Dec 14th, 2006
    posted by hedd
    6 pictures
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    I brought a camera this time
    Tue, Jan 16th, 2007
    posted by firequall
    10 pictures
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    Details...
    Tue, Jan 16th, 2007
    posted by abacab
    25 pictures
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    3 floors and a roof of joy during demolition
    Thu, Feb 22nd, 2007
    posted by abacab
    23 pictures
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    Washu's Look
    Sat, Mar 3rd, 2007
    posted by Washu
    22 pictures
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    The End
    Sun, Mar 18th, 2007
    posted by abacab
    10 pictures
     


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     Panoramas

    Upper office 180-degree view
    Thu, Dec 14th, 2006
    posted by hedd


    The Server Room
    Thu, Dec 14th, 2006
    posted by hedd
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    Photography 10 / 10
    Coolness 10 / 10
    Content Quality 10 / 10
     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 12/20/2016 9:12 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Dec 20 16 at 9:12, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Dec 20 16 at 9:12, Emperor Wang changed the following: Display Name
  • on Aug 25 07 at 11:36, Mutt validated this location
  • on Aug 25 07 at 5:14, nostra-YOUPPI! made this location private
  • on Apr 14 07 at 0:44, Mutt validated this location
  • on Apr 13 07 at 23:08, abacab updated gallery picture brookfield 111.jpg
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  • on Apr 13 07 at 23:07, abacab updated gallery picture brookfield 107.jpg
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