[U/C] 104-106 Currie Street | 117m | 33lvl | Sofitel Hotel

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[U/C] Re: 104-106 Currie Street | 117m | 33lvl | Sofitel Hotel

#481 Post by SRW » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:01 am

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Yep. They don't even need to spend that much money on it. It baffles me that they have spent 8 million dollars or so on Gawler Place (note: not opposed to the upgrade but reckon they could have economised a bit) when Currie and Grenfell Streets could be brought up to standard with 3 or 4 million dollars - it doesn't have to be anything amazing; just some decent new flagstone paving, new lighting, plenty of trees. Is anyone from the City Council listening on here?! lol.
Gawler Place is actually costing nearly $17 million. The services and foundation work cost a lot more than anticipated. Sadly expensive, but worthwhile.

The last council was very keen to do something with Currie/Grenfell, but wanted and needed state funding that wasn't forthcoming (even though the gov had redirected many more buses to the street). I haven't heard the current council make peep about it though. They should. It's not only an embarrassment but a disincentive to use public transport (who wants to wait for a bus in a shabby, poorly lit and sometimes unsafe feeling street?).

It will need much more than 3 or 4 million dollars though. As someone else said recently, after a lot of shoddy upgrades we've learned that the only way to do pavement with our reactive soils is to lay a concrete base first - and that costs. But I'd argue it's worth it for our primary transit mall.
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[U/C] Re: 104-106 Currie Street | 117m | 33lvl | Sofitel Hotel

#482 Post by Jaymz » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:24 am

Yeah but to me, Currie and Grenfell are prolly our most "downtown NY" streets. No real need for them to be beautified. They serve the purpose they're designed for.

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[U/C] Re: 104-106 Currie Street | 117m | 33lvl | Sofitel Hotel

#483 Post by ChillyPhilly » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:01 pm

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Yeah but to me, Currie and Grenfell are prolly our most "downtown NY" streets. No real need for them to be beautified. They serve the purpose they're designed for.
They 'serve' the purpose, yes, but do they achieve it? Different things.

Definitely in need of an upgrade.
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[U/C] Re: 104-106 Currie Street | 117m | 33lvl | Sofitel Hotel

#484 Post by Nort » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:04 pm

Jaymz wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:24 am
Yeah but to me, Currie and Grenfell are prolly our most "downtown NY" streets. No real need for them to be beautified. They serve the purpose they're designed for.
The plan wasn't so much about beautifying them, as making them more prominent public transport corridors.

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[U/C] Re: 104-106 Currie Street | 117m | 33lvl | Sofitel Hotel

#485 Post by Jaymz » Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:07 pm

Nort wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:04 pm
Jaymz wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:24 am
Yeah but to me, Currie and Grenfell are prolly our most "downtown NY" streets. No real need for them to be beautified. They serve the purpose they're designed for.
The plan wasn't so much about beautifying them, as making them more prominent public transport corridors.

Well then, see me dishing out $100 notes by the bobcat load.

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#486 Post by Norman » Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:55 pm

This photo is from the intersection of Currie Street and King William Street, and shows how much of an impact this building is making already.

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#487 Post by citywatcher » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:06 pm

Norman wrote:This photo is from the intersection of Currie Street and King William Street, and shows how much of an impact this building is making already.

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Great photo
This will look Impressive as it rises
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#488 Post by SRW » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:43 pm

The core is about the height of the Grand Chancellor now.
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#489 Post by Plasmatron » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:34 pm

Rear view from Rosina St in the evening. (18/10/19)

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#490 Post by EBG » Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:44 pm

Earlier today - now at level 10.
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#491 Post by SRW » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:55 pm

From yesterday:
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#492 Post by AndyWelsh » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:01 pm

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#493 Post by Mpol03 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:17 pm

When do you think the glazing will go up?

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#494 Post by EBG » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:04 pm

A close up from Currie St 27/10/2019. Click on picture for bigger.
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[U/C] Re: 104-106 Currie Street | 117m | 33lvl | Sofitel Hotel

#495 Post by Jaymz » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:23 pm

So best case scenario, this could be ready to move into late 2021?

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