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Ottawa Street Power Station redevelopment shaping up

photo: Melissa Ingells/WKAR

By Rob South, WKAR News



Reigniting an Icon

A major milestone in the renovation of the Ottawa Street Power Station this winter was the removal of a set of cooling towers and a parking ramp which had obscured the building for decades. The historic building is being turned into office-space for the Accident Fund Insurance Company.
The view from Grand Avenue is now nearly identical to what it was when the power station was built over 70 years ago. As WKAR's Rob South reports as part of our Re-Igniting an Icon series, an important part of the work being done is to keep the building's historic lines intact.

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