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by urban
Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: COM: Glenelg Tramline Upgrade
Replies: 2299
Views: 352107

Re: #Completed : Glenelg Tram Line Upgrade

An integrated bike and pedestrian path is such a logical step. It would only cost a little extra to do it now but would be prohibitively expensive to do later. It says something about DTEI's mindset that it wasn't included in the original proposal.
by urban
Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] City Central 8 | 72m | 20lvls | office
Replies: 794
Views: 142261

[COM] Re: #Rejected: City Central Tower 8 20 Lvl 72M

Bring on a new application for this site. Taller and better, 30 levels minimum. Would be great! Bye Bye ACC. Get back to collecting the garbage and putting parking ticktes on cars. As a city resident, God only knows what you do with my $1500 rates every year but it's not decent public speces (Victo...
by urban
Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] COM/CAN: Aurora on Pirie | 54/57m | 14/15lvls | Office
Replies: 554
Views: 68714

[COM] Re: #U/C: Aurora on Pirie - 57m, 15 lvls

They get every fourth Monday off.
by urban
Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: Glenelg | Developments & News
Replies: 453
Views: 104686

Re: Glenelg Revolving Restaurant

Went there for a meal a couple of years ago. It was called Top of the World then. The food, service and view are all brilliant. The fashion of the patrons however was less so. I felt like I was on the set of The Wedding Singer.
by urban
Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 727
Views: 134614

Re: Extra busses

I was referring to the fact that they are both rapid transit systems which use buses instead of the more common rail.
by urban
Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 727
Views: 134614

Re: Extra busses

The Bus Rapid Transit system developed in Curitiba, Brazil and on which the O-Bahn system is based uses off-bus fare collection. As described by Wikipedia: Off-bus fare collection : Conventional on board collection of fares slows the boarding process, particularly when a variety of fares is collecte...
by urban
Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: COM: Adelaide Airport T1 Terminal | $260m
Replies: 468
Views: 128896

Re: #Completed : Adelaide Airport

bm7500 wrote:OPEC has a lot to answer for. It is basically holding the world to ransom :evil:
Yeah it's all their fault the world is hooked on a finite unsustainable resource.
by urban
Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Rundle Place | 76m | 15lvls | Retail & Office
Replies: 1842
Views: 292320

[COM] Re: #Proposed: 79-91 Rundle Mall, 19 Storey Office and Retail

The bottom section is not the same as it once was. I have never seen those square tiles above the windows in my lifetime which is why I assume an "upgrade" was done in the 70s. The square tiles are actually ripple glass. The first floor masonry wall is supported on columns set back from the front f...
by urban
Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Rundle Place | 76m | 15lvls | Retail & Office
Replies: 1842
Views: 292320

[COM] Re: #Proposed: 79-91 Rundle Mall, 19 Storey Office and Retail

You're all right depending on which part of the building you choose to look at. Above the verandah the historical facade is still intact. Below the verandah it has been butchered. The facade would still come up well if the upper part was restored and the lower part remodeled. The quality of the desi...
by urban
Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4420
Views: 636187

Re: 20 Year Old Trams For Adelaide??

They're all pretty ugly, but I'll take an ugly tram over no tram any day.
by urban
Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Rundle Place | 76m | 15lvls | Retail & Office
Replies: 1842
Views: 292320

[COM] Re: #Proposed: 79-91 Rundle Mall, 19 Storey Office and Retail

Traffic flow, provision of bus stops, ease of adding a tram line and pedestrian amenity would all be greatly improved by removal of this carpark.
It would however leave a huge hole in the carparking provisions for Rundle Mall.
by urban
Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide City Council
Replies: 3638
Views: 587202

Re: ACC Stripped of Powers!

I now refer you to page 9 of the CCT8 thread whereby I reported that the ACC's own development officers has recommended this building receive planning approval. And herein lays the problem. Despite the objections of the Heritage Branch, CCT8 complied with the development plan, and as such should ha...
by urban
Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Tramline: Where should they go?
Replies: 38
Views: 7046

Re: Tramline: Where should they go?

The other 2 roads which would appear ideally suited to trams are Henley Beach Rd and Prospect Rd with Prospect Rd providing the greatest benefit given the infill development and predominance of Housing Trust at the northern end.
by urban
Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:32 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Urban Signage - The Good, The Bad and The fugly!
Replies: 21
Views: 2383

Re: Urban Signage - The Good, The Bad and The fugly!

In that last photo the omnipresence of the bloody polites signs is evident
by urban
Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] City Central 8 | 72m | 20lvls | office
Replies: 794
Views: 142261

[COM] Re: #Rejected: City Central Tower 8 20 Lvl 72M

This sounds great, Urban, but it would be nice if the ACC and state govt led by example and encouraged/facilitated development of some of the laneways off Rundle Mall. Its a bit rich for the ACC to say this pedestrian interaction stuff, and just leave our city squares as barren bits of grass with t...