Nova Scotia Archives

Halifax and Its People / 1749-1999

"Halifax Waterfront, July 1997"

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This contemporary aerial view of Halifax's central business district shows the impact of high-rise development grafted on to a 250-year-old urban grid. The Citadel, which once dominated the landscape, now appears discreetly tucked in behind the high-rises of the late twentieth century, successors to the old downtown core with its clusters of wharves, sheds and low-rise commercial buildings.

Photographer: Visual Nova Scotia, # 17-4

Date: 1997

Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives  courtesy Communications Nova Scotia