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Libraries Around the World: Ottawa, Canada

January 5 2024
Photo by Wikipedia users Wladyslaw
Photo by Wikipedia users Wladyslaw

Library of the Canadian Parliament

^ Image by Tony Webster

Because the builders didn’t know how to create a domed roof as seen in the plans, the Tomas Fairbairn Engineering Company of England was commissioned to create a pre-fabricated dome. This meant that the Library of Parliament was the first building in North America to have a wrought iron roof.

The building is so iconic that today it’s featured on the Canadian ten-dollar bill.



By Alice Flecha (Volunteer Blogger)


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