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Christopher Ryan: Raccoons in the Penthouse (and an RCMP inquiry too!)

_ A regular feature by Christopher Ryan , a local photographer, blogger and researcher. _ [ ](http://ottawastart.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/01.-From-Somerset.jpg) _ Originally known as the Laurentian Towers, the Suites of Somerset has seen its share of action. Image: July 2014. _ With the significant number of apartment towers that were constructed around Ottawa during the 1960s and 1970s, it would be easy to forget that for every two constructed, there is probably one that didn’t make it off the drawing board. ...

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Christopher Ryan: "Detail Work a Specialty" - Ottawa Stair Works and the Changing Face of Bayview

A weekly feature by Christopher Ryan , a local photographer, blogger and researcher. [ ![](/legacy/02939.jpg) ](http://ottawastart.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/01.Image-Front-April-2014.jpg) _ The Ottawa Stair Works factory, as it is today, with the Somerset Viaduct (or Bridge, if you prefer). April 2014. _ Although John Ruskin may have found it distasteful, by the turn of the twentieth century a whole lot of what went into the construction of homes and buildings was not built on the spot, but rather in factories where process and the division of labour were the orders of the day. ...