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Old Posted Feb 10, 2017, 3:08 AM
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Originally Posted by biguc View Post
You can thank the general strike for that. The '20s were a good time for skyscraper building everywhere but Winnipeg. It took 10 years for people to decide this city wasn't just a bunch of irate commies ready to sink any investment (a real concern in those days) and by the time the paleo-Richardson building above came along, the Great Depression was just around the corner.
I think the completion of the Panama Canal also played a role in halting development in Winnipeg. There likely would have been a lot more of those buildings here had it not been for those events (World War 1, Panama Canal, etc.) occurring within the same decade.
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