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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer?
Canadian Supreme Court 15 30.61%
U.S. Supreme Court 34 69.39%
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Old April 9th, 2007, 03:28 AM   #1
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Canadian Supreme Court Building V. U.S. Supreme Court Building

Canada-1946 (Not my pictures)



U.S.-1935



Feel free to post more pictures...these aren't the best.

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Old April 9th, 2007, 03:45 AM   #2
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The American Supreme Court is much more intimidating, while at the same time has beautiful Roman architecture.
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Old April 9th, 2007, 03:51 AM   #3
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Old April 9th, 2007, 04:59 AM   #4
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Here is some more from the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa. These give a much different perspective from the other side of the building.

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Old April 9th, 2007, 05:06 AM   #5
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^ It does have a much more impressive and beautiful setting.
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Old April 9th, 2007, 06:26 AM   #6
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I prefer the US. The columns are the reason. The Canadian not so supreme.
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Old April 9th, 2007, 06:58 AM   #7
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The American Supreme Court is much more intimidating, while at the same time has beautiful Roman architecture.
I agree and that is exactly why I like the US Supreme Court a little more, though I really like the canadian one. both the building and the setting
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Old April 9th, 2007, 07:14 AM   #8
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The Canadian one has the far better location in my opinion. It also had badminton courts in it though which the judges are known to frequent (especially this one certain one, but I forget his name :P). It also looks better from the back and sides compared to the US supreme court.

The US Building wins tho with the much more intimidating front to it though. I guess in a way it's a waste of space with the size of it vs. how much is actually used, but I gotta admit it's a beaut.
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Old April 9th, 2007, 08:12 AM   #9
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Zargyle, could you have picked an uglier picture of the Canadian building? Good grief.
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Old April 9th, 2007, 09:12 AM   #10
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Taller, Better, don't you believe that the one of the U.S. Supreme Court is equally bad? I said they weren't the best. You should have some good pics.
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Old April 9th, 2007, 10:23 AM   #11
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None of them.
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Old April 9th, 2007, 12:03 PM   #12
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canadian for me
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Old April 9th, 2007, 03:13 PM   #13
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I like the Canadian Supreme Court, but is less impressive. It needs more scale and grandeur. The US Supreme Court has a much more monumental entrance with it's staircase and statues....so I'd give the nod to the US version even though it lacks originality.
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Old April 9th, 2007, 06:51 PM   #14
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The Canadian one has wonderful setting, but it looks like a house....
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Old April 10th, 2007, 01:02 AM   #15
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the canadian one is surprisingly ...bad, no horrible. but yes it does have a better setting...
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Old April 10th, 2007, 01:27 AM   #16
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Canadian one hands down, for me its very intimidating, especially from the back wow Amazing Setting!!!.. I never liked that roman/typical american architecture..sorry thats just me!

Go Canada!
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Old April 10th, 2007, 02:31 AM   #17
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The Canadian one is beautiful, I've seen it twice in person, but it does look pretty basic in relation to the U.S. one. The Canadian Supreme Court has a much better setting, but I like the American building better.
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Old April 10th, 2007, 05:46 PM   #18
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from the outside, the U.S. one...anyone have any pictures of the interiors?
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Old April 10th, 2007, 11:09 PM   #19
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The American building is a nice example of classical Greek/Roman faux historisim, but hardly origional.

From an architectual standpoint, I much prefer the Ottawa building, as it reflected the modern approach to architecture of the day. The building was actually completed in 1939, but the military used it until after the war, which is why the Supreme Court didn't move in until 1946.

It's a fabulous art deco building, that has a uniquely Quebec touch, with that combination of deco and moderne, with the nod to french chateau with the roof that makes it unique, and a good example of work from that great Montreal architect and painter...Ernest Cormier.




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Old April 10th, 2007, 11:14 PM   #20
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^ and as with most buildings of that era, there was a handsome pared-down austerity. There wasn't a lot of money to splash about in the Dirty 30's, and I think they came up with a pretty impressive building.
The American one was obviously built much earlier.
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