The West Block rehabilitation: A Parliament Hill photo story


Ottawa Construction News staff writer

Photographer Ron de Vries has been taking images of the construction progress on the Parliament Hill West Bock Rehabilitation project since Sept. 2012. We’ve received his permission and also permission from Public Service and Government Works Canada (PSGWC) to republish these images here.

“I have been managing seven time lapse cameras, which have taken 800,000 plus photographs to date and for the first three years, I also took weekly progress photos,” de Vries says. The rehabilitation is in the final stretch.

“This past fall I requested and was given permission to photograph some of the finished stonework especially the sculptures, chimeras/grotesques, gargoyles and other artistic stone artwork as a personal project.”

“This is just a sampling of what I could photograph in one afternoon.”

Also included are some images and renderings from PWGSC for the project. PCL Constructors Canada Inc. is overseeing the work under a construction management services contract.


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