The Wellington tower
Wellington Tower

Wellington Tower

Wellington Tower

Old CN control tower

Montréal (Quebec), Canada

Built in 1930, the Wellington tower has ceased operations in 2000. Despite the years that have passed and graffiti artists who came to express their art, the structure of the old tower is still ok. When it was in operation, that's where that were managed comings and goings of boats on the Lachine Canal with the coordination of trains on the turn bridge next to the building.

Save the Wellington tower from decrepitude

Though it was referred to a revitalization of the tower to convert it to an bicycle halt, we must admit that nothing has been done since the project was announced in 2008.

Yet one year earlier, it has already been mentioned about a development of the Wellington tower for the reopening of the Lachine Canal. It was even talk of an interpretive center about the industrial past of the area. Unfortunately, the project died in the egg.

In fact, the only activity worthy of mention about the Wellington tower was the termination of his equipment, including a huge console to Exporail, the Railway Museum in St-Constant. The console is now displayed on the second floor of the Hays station on the site of Exporail.

Today, accesses are barricaded, but during our visit, the door was wide open. On the equipment side, there is almost nothing except dirts. Otherwise, the walls are covered with graffiti, ceiling tiles have started to fall and the water began to seep everywhere.

Related content

The old and abandoned Blachford plant
Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

From the outside, there is no indication that the plant is abandoned. No window is doomed and there is no "for sale" sign. Even the structure of the building is still in very good condition. I myself had doubts when I heard about it for the first...

The old Minas de Riotinto locomotives
Minas de Riotinto, (Spain)

We are talking about over 5000 years of mining history in this area. The landscape has been changed forever, and it looks at some places like a alien planet where red, yellow, purple mingle with green, gray and ocher.

The ten abandoned...

The Park lane café
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec (Canada)

The place is big, very big. While the building is nearly 200,000 square feet, the site, meanwhile, is over than 430,000 square feet in an agricultural area of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. For those interested, the site is for sale and the current...

Reflexion at the Omnipac
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...