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by Algernon
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)
Replies: 782
Views: 188707

[SWP] Re: Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)

There’s pros and cons to both options. Continuing the footpath and tree line along in front of the Indigenous Gallery would maintain the boulevard aesthetic of eastern North Terrace. On the other hand, there would be a stark contrast between the footpath tree line and native plantings behind the fo...
by Algernon
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [PRO] 399 King William Street | ~52m | 16 Lvls | Mixed
Replies: 245
Views: 88618

[PRO] Re: 399 King William Street | ~52m | 16 Lvls | Mixed

At least it's not another sheer expanse of precast concrete. What do you think the northern facade will be? Considering the history of this site, i'd think it more likely that the site owner is increasing the land value by attaching a permit. That's my answer of what I think the facade "will" be. I...
by Algernon
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [PRO] 399 King William Street | ~52m | 16 Lvls | Mixed
Replies: 245
Views: 88618

[PRO] Re: 399 King William Street | ~52m | 16 Lvls | Mixed

I’m real. I’m real because I’ve spent the last oh I don’t know ten to fifteen years looking forward to the change and development this city has been longing for, only to see a lot absolute crap get built. Adelaide isn’t a city where a bad development is hidden by many good ones or a one where it’ll...
by Algernon
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 203 North Terrace | 119m | 35 levels | Student Accom
Replies: 346
Views: 104380

[U/C] Re: 203 North Terrace | 119m | 35 levels | Student Accom

I have no problem with the Westpac building - it's an inoffensive design with a half-interesting shape. I could think of a lot of much worse designs from the era which would have been far more of a blight on the skyline than Westpac has. The Myer Centre is an interesting one as, whilst I wasn't in ...
by Algernon
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [PRO] 36 Grote Street | ~112m | 33 levels | apartments
Replies: 17
Views: 10684

[PRO] Re: 36 Grote Street | ~112m | 33 levels | apartments

I wonder if this has been cancelled or run into some problems. Nothing has been talked about since the initial application and many other proposals lodged after this have subsequently already been approved. These chinese money proposals can all be turned on and off like a tap. It really depends on ...
by Algernon
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 203 North Terrace | 119m | 35 levels | Student Accom
Replies: 346
Views: 104380

[U/C] Re: 203 North Terrace | 119m | 35 levels | Student Accom

I do agree with above comments, Dwell is hands down the worst building built in our CBD in the past 20 years. I don't think this student accom building could even come close to being as bad. Hope I'm not proven wrong. Why 20 years? If you're just going for a number, fair play, but wondering if you ...
by Algernon
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 740
Views: 256283

Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

Thanks Andy as always. For what it’s worth, the beige power pole prominent in Andy’s 3rd and 5th pictures protruding through the awnings is one of the original tram overhead supports; probably installed around 100 years ago at a guess. Worth keeping. Yeah, they retained more of those poles further ...
by Algernon
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 203 North Terrace | 119m | 35 levels | Student Accom
Replies: 346
Views: 104380

[U/C] Re: 203 North Terrace | 119m | 35 levels | Student Accom

The tower fits so snugly on one half of the property that I wouldn't put it past them to propose a stage 2 tower.
by Algernon
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)
Replies: 782
Views: 188707

[SWP] Re: Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)

how good is he wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:50 pm
Ok generally thats fair but this is Govt/Crown land. I know Govt could give land leases (ie 99 years) but I expect financing is far harder and private companies more reluctant.
Financing shouldn't be an issue (or at least not for this reason). Whole of ACT is 99 year leases.
by Algernon
Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 203 North Terrace | 119m | 35 levels | Student Accom
Replies: 346
Views: 104380

[U/C] Re: 203 North Terrace | 119m | 35 levels | Student Accom

Initial impression is that the fins on the Four Seasons Remand Centre look slightly better than expected
by Algernon
Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 203 North Terrace | 119m | 35 levels | Student Accom
Replies: 346
Views: 104380

[U/C] Re: 203 North Terrace | 119m | 35 levels | Student Accom

SRW wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:08 pm
In person, it looks sort of cream and almost textured,
So does a grog bog
by Algernon
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 104-106 Currie Street | 117m | 33lvl | Sofitel Hotel
Replies: 795
Views: 286587

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

floplo wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:17 pm
Not sure how I would react if they light up my balcony like that...
Curious if that was mentioned during the sales process.
On a foggy night your bedroom would be lit up like day time :o
by Algernon
Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] Central Market Arcade Redevelopment | 124m | 38 levels
Replies: 202
Views: 58369

[APP] Re: Central Market Arcade Redevelopment | 124m | 38 levels

cmet wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:08 pm
Best development in recent times in the Adelaide CBD?
Best since Realm. Short time between drinks too!
by Algernon
Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 52-66 King William Street | 65m | 15 Levels | Southern Cross Arcade
Replies: 152
Views: 29116

[U/C] Re: 52-66 King William Street | 65m | 15 Levels | Southern Cross Arcade

Jaymz wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:56 pm
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How about we "collate" a private enterprise precinct first, one that's not reliant on public money and earning an income from actually making stuff that we can on-sell.
City Central seems to fit those criteria.