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Old Posted Jan 18, 2022, 9:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Acajack View Post
I can definitely see your point, though the difference is that in (old) Quebec City they're all bunched together in a continguous, homogenous district right now - even if the rest of the city is more modern and not exactly charming.

Whereas in Queens the older buildings are all over the place interspersed with a whole bunch of other styles of buildings.

There is no comparable historico-architectural "feel" there.
Even the walled core is still far from as homogeneous as "gold standard" Woodstock

That new-ish condo building on the corner of Haldimand Street (visible in this view, on the left) for example. And brutalist Édifice G looming in the background is also something you won't see in Woodstock

https://www.google.com/maps/@46.8120...7i16384!8i8192

Again, it's understandable, it's a living city, metro area of nearly 1M people, it's not a museum, nor can it afford to be as heritage-obsessed as a place like Woodstock (where, I'm almost sure, most residents are really proud of their lil time capsule village, and deservedly so).
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