Marché Maisonneuve

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The market is a central focus of this planned streetcar suburb in eastern Montréal.
Montreal, QC, Canada: The market is a central focus of this planned streetcar suburb in eastern Montréal.
Credits: Payton Chung, 2005

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stately terminated vista with a twist?

There is something odd near the civic building that terminates this street -- it's like a bent tower. I'm curious, what is it??

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I noticed that too,

I noticed that too, actually. I thought it was quite Seussian.

Stadium tower

It's the Olympic Stadium's tower:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_Stadium_(Montreal)

Utterly useless, but a grand Modernist architectural statement of "I can build a tower as tall as the Washington Monument, and I can tilt it!"

Also, note how the trees on the sunnier side of the street are bigger. This is the kind of thing that landscape architects should take note of.