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by urban
Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:26 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

and just what is this pedestrian interactive area that you talk about. Explain. Theres only a large square 10 mtrs over the road (VICTORIA SQUARE) that should be the spot for the 'pedestrian interactive area' :roll: Pedestrian interactive areas are areas which encourage pedestrian activity such as ...
by urban
Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:05 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

The ACC is a constant source of amusement for me, Adelaide will never become one of the worlds great cities (despite what media mike and his cronies preach to the masses) unless it shakes this love hate relationship with development. And please an "interactive pedestrian" area, people go there to w...
by urban
Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:47 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Height Limits
Replies: 340
Views: 38514

Re: Proposal to Lift CBD Height Restrictions Defeated

In SA all development plan changes must be approved by the Minister for Planning. Therefore if ACC declared open skies there is a good chance that the Minister would knock it back.
by urban
Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: Housing Developments | Northern Suburbs
Replies: 809
Views: 145242

Re: 2500 new homes for Gawler East

Providing housing a long way from employment, services, shops and social networks in a manner that requires them to do a lot of travelling by the most expensive means of transport is bad. Urban sprawl is economically, environmentally and socially unsustainable. Our state is not rich enough to sustai...
by urban
Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Bowden TOD
Replies: 479
Views: 164244

Re: Clipsal Site up for sale

Cruise wrote:what about ground floor shops with subsquent flors of residential?

hell yes!
My dream solution.
by urban
Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] 33 Pirie Street | 103m | 32lvls | Office
Replies: 41
Views: 12232

[VIS] Re: 33 Pirie Street - Concept

If you think about it really, this building has nothing to do with the heritage building in front. The western wall, which someone spoke of before - is merely a latter addition to the original structure, which is where the proposal will stand. The original heritage structure in no way will be affec...
by urban
Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] 33 Pirie Street | 103m | 32lvls | Office
Replies: 41
Views: 12232

[VIS] Re: 33 Pirie Street - Concept

We currently have a shortage of office space. If the council makes it known that they will not accept demolition or facadism of this building then a smart developer will jump in and restore and refurbish this building in a much quicker timeframe than a new building would allow.
by urban
Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:19 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] 33 Pirie Street | 103m | 32lvls | Office
Replies: 41
Views: 12232

[VIS] Re: 33 Pirie Street - Concept

Looks pretty good to me. Just because they're not currently making best use of it doesn't mean it should be demolished.
by urban
Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:59 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] 33 Pirie Street | 103m | 32lvls | Office
Replies: 41
Views: 12232

[VIS] Re: 33 Pirie Street - Concept

That is truly one of Adelaide's hidden gems and would become one of Adelaide's greatest losses if destroyed. The facadism of Chesser House, 77 Grenfell St and the east end markets (with the car park behind) doesn't work from a heritage or streetscape view. Buildings are much more than just a series ...
by urban
Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: SA Chief Architect
Replies: 41
Views: 24252

Re: Does Adelaide have a Chief Architect?

Some pros: -the govt receives architectural advice on its building projects leading to better govt buildings; -the govt receives architectural advice on its urban design projects leading to better public spaces (ie Vic Sq); -the chief architect can work with developers on controversial projects to a...
by urban
Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] 413 KWS Vue on King William | 89m | 28Lvl | Residential
Replies: 1087
Views: 240140

[COM] Re: #U/C: 413-427 King William St - 15 lvl 60m -Hills Inds

Joy works for the architect firm involved with this project. Any elaboration, although greatly appreciated, would probably break confidentiality agreements.
by urban
Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:52 am
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Bowden TOD
Replies: 479
Views: 164244

Re: Clipsal Site up for sale

Agents saying $60m - $70m...but I wonder how contaminated the site is and how much extra $$$ it will cost to clean up. PS Does the forum think a DFO [Discount Factory Outlet - like Harbourtown only bigger] would work here? Wasting this site on a shopping centre would be disastrous for the urban con...
by urban
Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: General CBD Development
Replies: 2425
Views: 475979

Re: General CBD Development

Escalator access from Rundle Mall has been constructed.
by urban
Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The Murray & Securing our water supply
Replies: 95
Views: 9351

Re: The Murray & Securing our water supply

We have only had about 15mm, the July average is about 80mm so we still need a lot more rain before we will start to get decent runoff entering our creek and river systems.