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The Center Block is the main building of the Canadian parliamentary complex on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, containing the original House of Commons and Senate chambers, as well as the offices of number of members of parliament, senators, and senior administration for both legislative houses. It is also the location of several ceremonial spaces, such as the Hall of Honor, the Memorial Chamber and Confederation Hall.

Built in the Gothic Revival style, the present Center Block is the building's second iteration. The first was destroyed by fire in 1916; all that remains of the original building is the Library of Parliament, at the rear of the Center Block. Though construction began immediately after the blaze, sculpting work on the interior continued through the 1970s. One of the most recognizable buildings in Canada, the Center Block is depicted on the Canada $10 bill (the Library of Parliament), $20 bill (The Peace Tower) and the $50 bill.

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Additional Photos by Zbigniew Kalinowski (fotka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 643 W: 9 N: 1910] (8050)
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