Ogden Federal Elevator R.I.P.

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Postby Brokenrail49 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:39 pm

This photo was taken from South end of the elevatorsImage
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Railway trestle near Canadian Government Elevators

Postby Brokenrail49 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:52 pm

For posterity here is a photo of the wooden Canadian Northern Railway trestle, that was being replaced by a steel structure for the new Deerfoot Trail that I took the spring.Image
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Postby newsposter » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:04 pm

Coverage of the Ogden Federal Elevator implosion, October 14 - 24, 2011

Oct. 14

Clock ticking for historic Ogden grain elevator
Several southeast streets to close for Sunday morning demolition
By Tamara Gignac, Calgary Herald October 14, 2011
Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/Clock+tick ... z1bI1U3qXR

Calgary Herald October 14
Gallery: Demolition, Calgary-style
With the impending demolition of the Ogden grain elevator we look at other buildings that have come under the wrecker's ball
Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/technology ... z1bI5kgfSb

Ogden landmark comes down
By Nadia Moharib,Calgary Sun
First posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 06:25 PM MDT | Updated: Friday, October 14, 2011 07:57 PM MDT
http://www.calgarysun.com/2011/10/14/og ... comes-down

Oct. 15

Southeast Calgary roads will be closed for Ogden grain elevator blast
By Tamara Gignac, Calgary Herald October 15, 2011
Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/Southeast+ ... z1bI2JGfdz

October 16, 2011

Century-old building goes out with a bang
By Katie Schneider,Calgary Sun
First posted: Sunday, October 16, 2011 09:53 AM MDT | Updated: Sunday, October 16, 2011 10:41 PM MDT http://www.calgarysun.com/2011/10/16/ce ... ith-a-bang

VIDEO: Historic Calgary grain elevator demolished
CBC News
Posted: Oct 16, 2011 12:50 PM MT
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/s ... gary-.html

Grain Elevator Imploded
CTV October 16 2011 Video
http://calgary.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/ ... algaryHome


Ogden grain elevator gets demolished
Calgary landmark reduced to rubble
By Meghan Potkins, Calgary Herald October 16, 2011
Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/Ogden+grai ... z1bI5N3jJ1

Oct. 17

Historic ogden grain elevator demolished
After 98 years standing, falls in 6 seconds; Crowd of over 100 witnesses implosion
By Meghan Potkins, Calgary Herald October 17, 2011
Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/Historic+o ... z1hP3r7PMM

Oct 18

Majority of Ogden elevator rubble to be recycled
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 12:48 PM
Read it on Global News: Global Calgary | Majority of Ogden elevator rubble to be recycled
http://www.globaltvcalgary.com/majority ... story.html

Oct 24

Cargill to recycle 99% of rubble from Ogden grain elevator demolition
Prices divert concrete, shingles from landfill
By Jason Markusoff, Calgary Herald October 24, 2011
Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/technology ... z1hOyaLTA8
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Postby newsposter » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:05 pm

Editorials in the aftermath of the implosion

Leong: City history vanishes one chunk at at time
By Ricky Leong,Calgary Sun
First posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 12:00 AM MDT
It only took a series of blasts to erase a landmark from our skyline. Limited fanfare preceded the destruction of an old grain elevator in Ogden, which was blown to smithereens in mere seconds Sunday morning...
http://www.calgarysun.com/2011/10/17/le ... at-at-time

Paula Arab
Where’s the outrage over the demolition of historical Calgary grain elevator?
October 17, 2011. 11:47 am • Section: Urban Scrawl
There’s nothing to celebrate about the quiet demolition Sunday of the historic Ogden Federal grain elevator, which has been a dominant feature of our skyline since before the First World War. It was a landmark fixture of the southeast since it went up in 1914, and remained one of the largest structures in the city, a testament to our agricultural heritage.
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http://blogs.calgaryherald.com/2011/10/ ... -elevator/
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Postby greenwood714 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:35 am

The morning of the demolition.
October 16, 2011

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Postby newsposter » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:02 am

The demolished Federal Elevator is the subject of a great book authored by Scott Jolliffe, chair of the Calgary Heritage Authority. The book is published by the CHA and the City of Calgary. More information at this link: http://www.calgaryheritage.org/CHIForum/vi ... =3658#3658
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Re: Ogden Federal Elevator R.I.P.

Postby claudconger » Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:59 am

Great experience i had on watching Demolition on the historic Ogden Federal Grain Elevator in pictures.
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