News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#391 Post by timtam20292 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:55 am

crawf wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:46 am
Oh.. they must of put up those hanging 'things' after I walked through. They look really tacky.

I was hoping for a vertical garden style theme.
The render had exactly that in it.

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#392 Post by ghs » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:55 am

I am sorry to say this, but those things, whatever they are, are a disgrace. Anything which hangs down doesn't normally look good.

Bank street has been closed off to traffic which limits access to Hindley street. Bentham street is going to become
a one way street, which limits access to Waymouth street. We're not the lucky country anymore.
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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#393 Post by Nathan » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:00 am

ghs wrote:
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Anything which hangs down doesn't normally look good.
I'd make a joke about this, but that'd be low hanging fruit.

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#394 Post by Nort » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:19 am

ghs wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:55 am
Bank street has been closed off to traffic which limits access to Hindley street. Bentham street is going to become
a one way street, which limits access to Waymouth street. We're not the lucky country anymore.
What?

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#395 Post by Brando » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:54 am

Few shots from my phone. Plenty of different colours and patterns. Look pretty cool...ImageImageImage

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#396 Post by Uncle Monty » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:20 am

Interesting to note that there are no permanent trees planted in Topham Mall like there is in Bank St. There are 4 or 5 smallish trees in large planter boxes that can be moved around by a forklift, but nothing permanent. I have always thought that Topham Mall was crying out for some greenery.

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#397 Post by Mpol03 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:10 am

Looks great, thanks for the pics!






Now if only we can get rid of these ugly carparks that litter the CBD.

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#398 Post by [Shuz] » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:54 am

The lighting feature looks way better at night time than at daytime.
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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#399 Post by HiTouch » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:10 am

[Shuz] wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:54 am
The lighting feature looks way better at night time than at daytime.
No kidding...
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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#400 Post by monotonehell » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:03 pm

I walked through Topham Mall and Bank Street today just after 1pm. The floppy hanging things actually look good in the daytime with a breeze rustling through. Both malls had a busker (not sure if they were paid to be there or both decided to turn up). The atmosphere was good. The planters in Topham are all Xmasy with poinsettia everywhere. Lots of foot traffic in both malls.

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#401 Post by Pikey » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:28 pm

Uncle Monty wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:20 am
Interesting to note that there are no permanent trees planted in Topham Mall like there is in Bank St. There are 4 or 5 smallish trees in large planter boxes that can be moved around by a forklift, but nothing permanent. I have always thought that Topham Mall was crying out for some greenery.
I drove past tonight, and there's now some mature trees planted close to the carpark end of the mall.
Walking on over....

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#402 Post by HeapsGood » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:18 pm

Just out of interest, are they going to retile inside the actual shop area of Topham mall and go all the way to Waymouth St with the new tiling and lighting features for consistency?
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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#403 Post by AndyWelsh » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:04 am

Will the floppy hangy things collect water when it rains? There are some directly above some of the cafe seating.

They also were folding up quite badly in the wind and I wasn’t sure if they would naturally unfurl or be like that permanently!

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#404 Post by [Shuz] » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:10 am

The flappy things have got to go. They're supremely awful.

Just some simple vines on a steel wire trellis will do.
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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#405 Post by Norman » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:47 am

Maybe they are placeholders until the vines they will plant are long enough to cover the steel structure?

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