The Peel Street cluster, our own little emerald city. From the side of 1 Place Ville-Marie, looking West.
The AON Center in downtown LA, a 62-story Modernist office tower design by Charles Luckman and completed in 1973.
The Tour de la Bourse on Square Victoria, completed in 1964 and rising 47 floors. It is considered to be a prime example of Internationalist-style modern architecture, and was designed by Nervi and Moretti.
Alleyway south of Boul. de Maisonneuve, leading to the back of Carlos & Pepe’s on Peel Street. Though frequently malodorous due to the subtle mix of urine and rotting vegetables, I’m nonetheless drawn to this space, as its design cleverly seems forbidding at first, yet with the CIBC Building towering overhead, pulls you down into its bowels. And just when the alleyway seems to have sucked you in, it opens up into kind of accidental courtyard with the CIBC Building having tapered away completely.
I’ve wanted to film some sort of daring escape in this alleyway since the first time I explored it. Seems very Se7en-esque.