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by SRW
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] New Concert Hall
Replies: 42
Views: 2163

Re: [VIS] New Concert Hall

Until the day that sites such as the old Adelaide bus terminal, the old LeCornu site, the carpark behind HMT or any other piece of under utilised land and represents the days of CBD warehousing are gone, bulldozing thing like the Torrens Parade grounds should NEVER be considered. I absolutely agree...
by SRW
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Regional Development
Topic: Barossa | Oscar Seppeltsfield | 12 Levels
Replies: 15
Views: 748

Re: Barossa | Oscar Seppeltsfield | 12 Levels

Who are the architects? Sorta evokes a slug for me, but it looks good and is great for the region.

I imagine construction might be delayed somewhat, but I think it'll remain feasible even despite the pandemic given it'll be targeted at the high end, who will remain wealthy on the other side of this.
by SRW
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] New Concert Hall
Replies: 42
Views: 2163

Re: [VIS] New Concert Hall

claybro wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:47 am
Any concert hall should be near the river and North Terrace as are all our other cultural attractions.
Exactly. But across the road, amongst the the centre of it all, in an already built upon area.
by SRW
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Beer Garden
Replies: 3155
Views: 466434

Re: Beer Garden

The idea that China could or should be sued is a complete legal fantasy and moral deadend. Yes, the CCP fucked up initial containment, and there will be repercussions in international organisation. But we'll never see reparations especially given the culpability of our own governments. It's also a h...
by SRW
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Squares and Parklands
Replies: 589
Views: 126047

Re: News & Discussion: Squares and Parklands

Well the Commonwealth gave (or was due to give) the Crows $15 million for this, so I wonder if they're holding onto it now they've withdrawn the proposal.
by SRW
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] New Concert Hall
Replies: 42
Views: 2163

Re: [VIS] New Concert Hall

Honestly, Rev, do you have any sympathy towards this state's heritage or do you see everything as disposable? Torrens Parade Ground has so much history attached to it, it'd be like bulldozing the Adelaide Gaol. Why ? It's mostly a second rate parking lot for 360 days or so of the year..... much eas...
by SRW
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Goodwood/Springbank/Daws Road Intersection Upgrade
Replies: 156
Views: 29187

[PRO] Re: Goodwood/Springbank/Daws Road Intersection Upgrade

I don't understand why Edward St/Raglan Avenue hasn't been done. The required land is mostly vacant, and all you're really doing is removing one right hand turn from South Rd.
by SRW
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] New Concert Hall
Replies: 42
Views: 2163

Re: [VIS] New Concert Hall

...two sites that have been discussed, using Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor's Casa da Música hall in Porto, Portugal as an example of size. Featuring a 1300-seat auditorium suffused with daylight, Casa da Música is a modern polygon-shaped building 9 floors high. Built in 2006 to house the Porto Nationa...
by SRW
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] New Concert Hall
Replies: 42
Views: 2163

Re: [VIS] New Concert Hall

Aesthetically, a third geometric shell for the AFC would fit right in on the riverfront (but could be clad in glass/copper/zinc or something other than white tin). It could also serve as a new entrance and face to King William Road (and adjacent tram stop). Hope the powers that be have it under con...
by SRW
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] New Concert Hall
Replies: 42
Views: 2163

Re: [VIS] New Concert Hall

I'm curious, why is that proximity to either of them essential? Sent from my LG-H870DS using Tapatalk Simply, critical mass. As the organisations themselves argue, colocation provides synergy, allowing different assets to leveraged. There's also something to be said for creating the energy of theat...
by SRW
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Her Majesty’s Theatre Expansion
Replies: 128
Views: 52770

[U/C] Re: Her Majesty’s Theatre Expansion

Abstract thought, but has the expansion of the theatre all but ensured that it will one day be demolished? Prior to the renovation, the theatre was very run down but was also in a largely original state. As much of the theatre was demolished, it is now essentially a modern building, with a heritage...
by SRW
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Her Majesty’s Theatre Expansion
Replies: 128
Views: 52770

[U/C] Re: Her Majesty’s Theatre Expansion

I think it looks great! Can't wait for the day when it's open and we can venture out again. On the one hand, it would have been nice to see it done up in full Edwardian glory. But that would have been hard to do authentically while incorporating all the modern requirements. So I think they made the ...
by SRW
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] New Concert Hall
Replies: 42
Views: 2163

Re: [VIS] New Concert Hall

As for location, proximity to Adelaide Festival Centre or Her Maj are crucial IMO, with my preference being for the former . I'm curious, why is that proximity to either of them essential? Sent from my LG-H870DS using Tapatalk Simply, critical mass. As the organisations themselves argue, colocation...
by SRW
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] New Concert Hall
Replies: 42
Views: 2163

Re: [VIS] New Concert Hall

What kind of seating capacity would be required for a concert hall in Adelaide? I would say absolute upper range of 1,800 but probably more feasibly around 1,200-1,600. As for location, proximity to Adelaide Festival Centre or Her Maj are crucial IMO, with my preference being for the former. I sugg...
by SRW
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 11 Frome Street | 138m | 37 Levels | Crowne Plaza / Adelaidean | New tallest
Replies: 1577
Views: 345298

[U/C] Re: 11 Frome Street | 138m | 37 Levels | Crowne Plaza / Adelaidean | New tallest

Just so we can get back to regular discussion, the article I posted on the previous page mentions the 138m height and is a reliable source (being syndicated from a Murdoch mag): https://invest.cityofadelaide.com.au/blog/koomo-restaurant-will-be-adelaides-highest-cbd-diner-when-it-opens-in-crowne-pla...