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A Capital Plan ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB523535
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Sydney Newman
Directors:  Bernard Devlin
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Ottawa),Office national du film du Canada (Ottawa)
Subject:  Architecture, Documentary
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1949
Running Time:  11m

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Ottawa, a capital city that grew without direction, is laid out afresh by an
expert town planner. Tourists, diplomats and trade experts, walking in the
shadow of the Peace Tower, see the historic Rideau Canal and the swimming and
skiing facilities close to Ottawa's centre. But they see, too, the cluttered
buildings, the traffic bottlenecks, and the smoke from the cross-town tracks.
To make Ottawa a city fit to be Canada's capital, Jacques Gréber laid out 'a
capital plan.' With tracks moved, factories relocated, and neighbourhoods
redesigned as separate communities, Ottawa becomes a capital city of true
beauty and dignity.

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