Will wrote:Thanks for the photos AG. That is definately one impressive building. Well done to the university. I love how they have integrated the old with the new.
Will wrote:Victorians can get f#$%^&*!
AtD wrote:Loving the atrium too.
phenom wrote:Just noticed tonight as I drove past this building has some awesome night-time lighting effects going on, including what I presume are neons (purple) running up the length of the building. Very nice!
Fight may be over for Union Hall
Union Hall at Adelaide University is a step closer to being demolished.
The 1950s theatre has been removed from the State's heritage register.
The University wants to knock it down to develop a multi-million-dollar science precinct.
After protests from supporters, it was provisionally listed on the heritage register in February.
Conservation Minister Paul Caica says Union Hall has some significance but the case for redevelopment is very strong.
"It was a difficult decision ... but ultimately it had to be made in what I believe was in the best interest, the best public interest," he said.
"The University and the plans it has for that site with respect to the construction of a new institute of photonics and advanced sensing ... will improve teaching," he said.
"It will improve research facilities and will make a significant contribution to public tertiary education in this state."
Union Hall supporter, Bob Lott, says its heritage value has been ignored.
"Well clearly the minister has not and his Premier is not doing what they said they would do at election time and that is listen to the people," he said.
The University says Union Hall could be bulldozed by the end of the year.