4 Billion dollars and 9 years later the new World Trade Center Building in New York City is now basically complete. The video was released in coordination with the 12 year anniversary of the original WTC 9/11 disaster. Watch the video and see the incredible amount of human labour that went into making the new tower.
Saturday marked the opening of Montreal’s newest green space, Parc Frédéric-Back, which the City of Montreal hopes to transform into an outdoor attraction comparable to New York City’s Central Park.
Formerly the Miron Quarry garbage dump, Parc Frédéric-Back is a huge expanse of 153 hectares, which, in the near future, will continued to be transformed into “something like Central Park,” said a representative of environmental NGO Équiterre, speaking to CTV.
More is to be added to the green space, with the development of Parc Frédéric-Back to be completed by 2023.
Picnic areas, more public artwork, and a 360-degree observation deck, which will let you see the entire city, are all promised features of Montreal’s very own “Central Park.”
But as exciting as a giant, new park is, doesn’t Montreal already have a Central Park?
It’s Mount Royal.
In fact, the iconic mountainous park of Montreal was actually designed by the same person who created New York City’s Central Park, Frederick Law Olmsted.
Olmsted was commissioned to create the plans for Mount Royal in 1874, aiming to “highlight the poetic charms of natural scenery” in his design, notes Les amis de la montagne.
Inaugurated on May 24, 1876, Mount Royal has been the “Central Park” Montreal has needed, ever since.
So while we’re not going to complain about Parc Frédéric-Back, and what the city hopes the park will become, we’re just not going to forget about what Mount Royal already offers Montrealers in need of some green space.
Everyone? Good! That's exactly what I thought. And if you love coffee, then you know that some days, you wanna jazz up your latte. Some days, you want your coffee to be full of rainbows and glitter and little star confetti.
But some days... not so much. Sometimes, what you need in your life is a cup of coffee exactly as black as your soul: AKA, the charcoal latte.
Other than looking cool AF, it's apparently got a lot of health benefits, since charcoal is allegedly super key for detoxing the body. (Just be careful consuming it if you're taking pills or have health issues).
If you want to try the charcoal latte, you're going to have to get yourself to New York City. The closest spot to Montreal that sells them is an NYC-based shop called The Good Sort.