3rd Avenue Complex

3rd Avenue Complex (HMX9Q)

Location: Dawson, YT 10004 Yukon
Country: Canada
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N 64° 3.575', W 139° 26.134'

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Le complexe de la 3e avenue

[English]
In Dawson City's history, permafrost ranks second only to fire as the bane of buildings. These three structures, dating from 1901, illustrate what can happen when heated buildings are placed on frozen ground; the frost melts, mixing water with the soil to form a very fluid muck into which the different footings settle at different rates. No restoration measures have been taken with these buildings so that visitors may see history as it naturally unfolds.

[French]
Dans l'histoire de Dawson City, le perg?lisol est le deuxi?me fl?au, apr de feu, qui endommage les b?timents. Ces trois structures, qui remontent ? 1901, illustrent bien ce qui peut arriver lorsque des immeubles chauff sont install sur un sol gel?; la glace fond et l'eau se m?le au sol pour former une boue tr liquide dans laquelle les semelles de fondations s'enfoncent ? des rythmes diff?rents. Ces immeubles ne font l'objet d'aucume restauration. Les visiteurs peuvent ainsi suivre le cours naturel de l'histoire.
Photo: Local Yukon artist, Jim Robb's view of building influenced by permafrost.
Le immeubles touch par le perg?lisol, vus par l'artiste yukonnais, Jim Robb.

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HM NumberHMX9Q
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Placed ByParks Canada/Parcs Canada
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 5:23am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)7W E 576350 N 7104591
Decimal Degrees64.05958333, -139.43556667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 64° 3.575', W 139° 26.134'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds64° 3' 34.50" N, 139° 26' 8.04" W
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Area Code(s)212, 917, 646, 516, 347,
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 718 Third Ave, Dawson YT 10004, CA
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