Canadian Consulting Engineer

Montreal raises its ramparts

GENIVAR together with Atelier Urban Soland and Lafontaine & Soucy are overseeing the reconstruction of 300-year old stone ramparts in Old Montreal. The $4.3-million project is to rebuild stone-by-stone a 250-metre stretch of the walls...

February 14, 2011   Canadian Consulting Engineer

GENIVAR together with Atelier Urban Soland and Lafontaine & Soucy are overseeing the reconstruction of 300-year old stone ramparts in Old Montreal. The $4.3-million project is to rebuild stone-by-stone a 250-metre stretch of the walls behind Montreal City Hall in the Champs-de-Mars park.

The walls stood 6 metres high when they were built between 1717-1744. They were built  first to defend against native Canadians, and then against the U.S. army. In the 19th century when the Champs de Mars became a British military parade ground, the walls were reduced to stumps and not unearthed until the 1980s.

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