Save the Rundle Mall Glass Lifts

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Re: Save the Rundle Mall Glass Lifts

#31 Post by Omicron » Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:28 pm

Will wrote:This image from 1977 shows that the Toy's R Us Building did not always look like it does today. It appears to have undergone a faceloft in the early 1980s giving it, its current façade.

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Re: Save the Rundle Mall Glass Lifts

#32 Post by Will » Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:58 pm

AtD wrote:I remember being told the building had a sort of Dazzelland set up on the roof. You wouldn't have any photos of that, Will?
Unfortunately not.

I would be great if anyone else has photos, because I am intrigued too.

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Re: Save the Rundle Mall Glass Lifts

#33 Post by Omicron » Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:35 pm

A few more views from 1981:

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Construction of the bridge in 1982:

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Re: Save the Rundle Mall Glass Lifts

#34 Post by monotonehell » Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:02 am

"Malltown" ???
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Re: Save the Rundle Mall Glass Lifts

#35 Post by Omicron » Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:23 am

It shall never cease to amuse me that our Renaissance Centre shares its name with Detroit's RenCen.

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Re: Save the Rundle Mall Glass Lifts

#36 Post by Shuz » Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:44 am

Omicron wrote:It shall never cease to amuse me that our Renaissance Centre shares its name with Detroit's RenCen.
Is that the 5-tower black glassed tower complex, headquarters of GM?

I absoluetly despise the place, it's oversized, overbuilt, over-everything ego reeks of American corporatism at its worst. Although, the actual 'main tower' itself is cool.

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Re: Save the Rundle Mall Glass Lifts

#37 Post by Omicron » Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:37 am

Shuz wrote:
Omicron wrote:It shall never cease to amuse me that our Renaissance Centre shares its name with Detroit's RenCen.
Is that the 5-tower black glassed tower complex, headquarters of GM?

I absoluetly despise the place, it's oversized, overbuilt, over-everything ego reeks of American corporatism at its worst. Although, the actual 'main tower' itself is cool.
That's the one. I don't mind it in isolation (interestingly enough, for exactly all those over- reasons you listed :wink: ), but when viewed in Detroit's skyline it looks hilariously out of place.

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Re: Save the Rundle Mall Glass Lifts

#38 Post by Hoops » Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:48 am

I noticed someone taking photos of these lifts today, and filming if i'm not mistaken,


Anyone from SA involved or was it completely unrelated?

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#39 Post by Sonata » Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:42 pm

Probably unrelated.
I hate Today Tonight, I really do. But it'd be pretty funny for them to do something on the lifts!

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Re: Save the Rundle Mall Glass Lifts

#40 Post by Joely » Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:32 am

Hoops wrote:I noticed someone taking photos of these lifts today, and filming if i'm not mistaken,


Anyone from SA involved or was it completely unrelated?
He or she was probably taking the photo for the article which appeared in the Sunday Mail.

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Re: Save the Rundle Mall Glass Lifts

#41 Post by Hoops » Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:43 am

Joely wrote:
Hoops wrote:I noticed someone taking photos of these lifts today, and filming if i'm not mistaken,


Anyone from SA involved or was it completely unrelated?
He or she was probably taking the photo for the article which appeared in the Sunday Mail.

Sadly (for once) I didn't get to read it, can you summarise?

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Re: Save the Rundle Mall Glass Lifts

#42 Post by Sonata » Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:43 pm

I also didn't see it. My parents only JUST told me about it now. Bah.

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Re: Save the Rundle Mall Glass Lifts

#43 Post by timelord » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:15 am

Cox Foys circa 1966
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Re: Save the Rundle Mall Glass Lifts

#44 Post by monotonehell » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:48 pm

Interesting first post, welcome Timelord.

Does your name mean you have other juicy glimpses of the past in store for us?
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Re: Save the Rundle Mall Glass Lifts

#45 Post by dsriggs » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:00 am

Looks like a screencap from that 1966 film that did the rounds

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