Sunday, 21 June 2009

The Big Cover-up

The Hudson's Bay building (c.1895) at the corner of Yonge and Queen is undergoing a facelift.
But what you see here isn't the actual building.

It took me a while to realise that the whole building facade is a giant suspended image of what the building will look like when the renovations are finished, and that the actual work is going on behind the curtain.

9 comments:

Faye Pekas said...

Wow this is very interesting. I've never seen such a thing :)

Peter said...

A good idea, hope it looks the same when they take it down!!

utenzi said...

That's pretty neat. I've not seen any construction sites before that "advertise" what they're gonna look like when they're done. I love that idea. Thanks for showing it to us.

Peter said...

This is now the fashion also here in Paris! Nice, espcially when the reconstruction takes long time!

Changes in the wind said...

Too cool!

Craver Vii said...

Trompe L'oeil. It's one of my favorite styles. That is a clever way to maintain a city's beautiful facade, while doing the less appealing, but necessary industrial things underneath.

Hilary said...

That's cool. It's time I spent a day in the city again.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

That's an amazing thing they have done---I've never seen that before---Very Very Clever.

photowannabe said...

That's fantastic. A huge piece of art.