Reflexion at the Omnipac
6240 Park Avenue

6240 Park Avenue

6240 Park Avenue

Omnipac, graffiti's school

Montréal (Quebec), Canada

The building, called the Omnipac, is for sale and the sellers offer a touch of humor to attract potential buyers. "Completely renovated," says the sign even if there is a graffiti invasion on every walls and all windows are missing. The place is closed, but easily accessible. The adjacent building was destroyed in April 2009, just when the Google car went there.

More, by reading the rental form of the building on the website of the company in charge of the sale, we discover that new architectural plans were produced for the renovation of the place. But, by seeing its current state, we guess that the project of the owner to convert into offices has been abandoned.

Look and feel of 6240 Park Avenue as shown on the Rosdev website

 

The building is 180,000 square feet over five floors. Four of which are dedicated for offices and the first floor for shops. At least that is what the estate agent says on its website. Remains to know how long the project will stay on the ice... if it's developped one day.

When entering the building, the first observation is that it's really empty. In fact, apart from the skeleton, there is nothing except graffitis. No division, nothing concrete, only standing water and peeling paint.

However, the light is interesting and the elements here and there on the floor offer good photos. The staircase leading to the roof is particularly interesting from a photographic point of view with its railway located a few steps from the building.

During our visit, despite the huge amount of graffiti we encountered only three people in these places, two of which came to play guitar (and probably to smoke a joint or two of marijuana).

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