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[COM] Re: #U/C : Thomson Playford Building (Gouger St) - 8lvl

#61 Post by Zender » Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:56 pm

uh i know i know! did ppl not read my previous posts? im talking about ONE block because I think it is in prime location on the edge of Victoria Square, when did i ever mention the whole Gouger st be lined with high rise!?! i'd be pissed if all those cafes/restaurants had high rises behind em.

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#62 Post by ynotsfables » Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:10 am

I agree with Zender, when the crane was first errected to build the SA water building i thought to my self straight away that something of that monumental height (being the crane of course) would have an incredible impact on Victoria Square. First impressions put a shiver down my spine. Vic Square can handle our tallest buildings it has the space to observe them and appreciate them aesthetically unlike Pirie street. Although i like Pirie Street for what it is and may become.

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#63 Post by SRW » Sun Nov 04, 2007 12:47 pm

urban wrote: Pirie St has the biggest proportion of tall buildings in Adelaide. It is also one of the least enjoyable streets in Adelaide. This is not a coincidence.
That's more a consequence of the poor streetscape, and the design and purpose of the buildings there, than the fact that they are tall.
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#64 Post by Pants » Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:29 pm

Agree with that. Collins St is one of the best streets to walk up/down in Australia and it's littered with much taller buildings than those on Pirie St.

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#65 Post by UrbanSG » Sun Nov 11, 2007 3:47 pm

Up went the tower crane for this site today and the yellow tower section for Lot 8 Coglin Street is also up. Pics from today:

Crane central:

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Almost up:

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#66 Post by Mants » Sun Nov 11, 2007 3:53 pm

first pic looks pretty sweet. cheers mate.

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#67 Post by Will » Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:51 am

Thanks for the photos Urban. I really love the first one. Hopefully the 4 cranes can remain for a while longer, to give that 'progress' look to that part of the city.

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#68 Post by Pikey » Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:12 pm

From what I could see, the crane is totally up now. Will look awesome with 4 cranes up. If the cranes for VS1 stay up long enough, if you get the right angle, potentially in the not to distant future you could get 8 cranes in one shot (2 VS1, 1 lot 8, 1 Thomson, 1 CoH, 2 20 Hindmarsh and 1 at Aurora on Pirie!)
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#69 Post by skyliner » Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:32 pm

Not to mention Tivoli and Octagon. Could have ten cranes in all - 8 was the max. I ever counted in the eighties bldg boom :D :D (Did this every day coming home from Blackfriars College in Prospect0.It's all happening - and provided the economy holds concerning the sub prime scenario in the US we will see even more. Excellent to see economic confidence in Adelaide.

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#70 Post by Mants » Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:08 pm

if you think about it we have had 7 up in town in the last week, including CC2 which was taken down last weekend.

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#71 Post by frank1 » Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:37 pm

Just went down to china town for some food and saw the crane for this development and coglin place, pretty sweet as it gives the area a sort of busyness/developing feel :D . Haven' felt that way about adelaide for a long time 8)

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#72 Post by Pistol » Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:12 pm

Found an updated render:
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This will be a good addition to that area even if it is shorter than desired
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#73 Post by Plasmatron » Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:59 pm

Gotta love how the slightly exaggerated perspective of the render makes it appear taller than it actually is. :lol:

Will still be a good addition to that area nonetheless, especially with the Coglin Street building right beside it. Wouldn't really call them "towers" though... isn't that title usually reserved for high-rise? Well, I guess these buildings just qualify for that classification, but still...
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#74 Post by Howie » Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:02 pm

Yeah the exaggerated perspective make it nearly impossible for me to work with in sketchup. By the way, nice find pistol!

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#75 Post by Will » Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:59 pm

Howie wrote:Yeah the exaggerated perspective make it nearly impossible for me to work with in sketchup. By the way, nice find pistol!
If it helps, the building will be 29.8m tall.

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