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by SRW
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Squares and Parklands
Replies: 584
Views: 124909

Re: News & Discussion: Squares and Parklands

Well the Commonwealth gave (or was due to give) the Crows $15 million for this, so I wonder if they're holding onto it now they've withdrawn the proposal.
by SRW
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] New Concert Hall
Replies: 35
Views: 1678

Re: [VIS] New Concert Hall

Honestly, Rev, do you have any sympathy towards this state's heritage or do you see everything as disposable? Torrens Parade Ground has so much history attached to it, it'd be like bulldozing the Adelaide Gaol. Why ? It's mostly a second rate parking lot for 360 days or so of the year..... much eas...
by SRW
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Goodwood/Springbank/Daws Road Intersection Upgrade
Replies: 156
Views: 28958

[PRO] Re: Goodwood/Springbank/Daws Road Intersection Upgrade

I don't understand why Edward St/Raglan Avenue hasn't been done. The required land is mostly vacant, and all you're really doing is removing one right hand turn from South Rd.
by SRW
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] New Concert Hall
Replies: 35
Views: 1678

Re: [VIS] New Concert Hall

...two sites that have been discussed, using Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor's Casa da Música hall in Porto, Portugal as an example of size. Featuring a 1300-seat auditorium suffused with daylight, Casa da Música is a modern polygon-shaped building 9 floors high. Built in 2006 to house the Porto Nationa...
by SRW
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] New Concert Hall
Replies: 35
Views: 1678

Re: [VIS] New Concert Hall

Aesthetically, a third geometric shell for the AFC would fit right in on the riverfront (but could be clad in glass/copper/zinc or something other than white tin). It could also serve as a new entrance and face to King William Road (and adjacent tram stop). Hope the powers that be have it under con...
by SRW
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] New Concert Hall
Replies: 35
Views: 1678

Re: [VIS] New Concert Hall

I'm curious, why is that proximity to either of them essential? Sent from my LG-H870DS using Tapatalk Simply, critical mass. As the organisations themselves argue, colocation provides synergy, allowing different assets to leveraged. There's also something to be said for creating the energy of theat...
by SRW
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Her Majesty’s Theatre Expansion
Replies: 128
Views: 52649

[U/C] Re: Her Majesty’s Theatre Expansion

Abstract thought, but has the expansion of the theatre all but ensured that it will one day be demolished? Prior to the renovation, the theatre was very run down but was also in a largely original state. As much of the theatre was demolished, it is now essentially a modern building, with a heritage...
by SRW
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Her Majesty’s Theatre Expansion
Replies: 128
Views: 52649

[U/C] Re: Her Majesty’s Theatre Expansion

I think it looks great! Can't wait for the day when it's open and we can venture out again. On the one hand, it would have been nice to see it done up in full Edwardian glory. But that would have been hard to do authentically while incorporating all the modern requirements. So I think they made the ...
by SRW
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] New Concert Hall
Replies: 35
Views: 1678

Re: [VIS] New Concert Hall

As for location, proximity to Adelaide Festival Centre or Her Maj are crucial IMO, with my preference being for the former . I'm curious, why is that proximity to either of them essential? Sent from my LG-H870DS using Tapatalk Simply, critical mass. As the organisations themselves argue, colocation...
by SRW
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] New Concert Hall
Replies: 35
Views: 1678

Re: [VIS] New Concert Hall

What kind of seating capacity would be required for a concert hall in Adelaide? I would say absolute upper range of 1,800 but probably more feasibly around 1,200-1,600. As for location, proximity to Adelaide Festival Centre or Her Maj are crucial IMO, with my preference being for the former. I sugg...
by SRW
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 11 Frome Street | 138m | 37 Levels | Crowne Plaza / Adelaidean | New tallest
Replies: 1572
Views: 344565

[U/C] Re: 11 Frome Street | 138m | 37 Levels | Crowne Plaza / Adelaidean | New tallest

Just so we can get back to regular discussion, the article I posted on the previous page mentions the 138m height and is a reliable source (being syndicated from a Murdoch mag): https://invest.cityofadelaide.com.au/blog/koomo-restaurant-will-be-adelaides-highest-cbd-diner-when-it-opens-in-crowne-pla...
by SRW
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Events in South Australia
Topic: Adelaide Fringe 2020 (Video)
Replies: 2
Views: 694

Re: Adelaide Fringe 2020 (Video)

RCC on campus also returns to the original operating ethos of Edinburgh and Adelaide fringes of enlivening existing local venues rather than drawing away from them to travelling pop-ups. I do agree, though, that there should be a degree of public spectacle or city realm transformation, and that this...
by SRW
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)
Replies: 671
Views: 146884

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

Any chance parts could be reopened for coronavirus patients? Or are we past the point of now return for the site? Only the residential wing remains structurally intact but I believe it has already been stripped internally. But the government has already requisitioned the old Wakefield and Golden Gr...
by SRW
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Renaissance Arcade | 132m | 40 Levels | Realm Apartments
Replies: 1319
Views: 336337

[U/C] Re: Renaissance Arcade | 132m | 40 Levels | Realm Apartments

Speaking of the crown, a little disappointing to see a concrete box (plant room) sitting unadorned atop this building. I hope there's some treatment in store for it (more gold sheeting?) as it's really conspicuous.
by SRW
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide City Council
Replies: 3656
Views: 598940

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide City Council

Team Adelaide is mostly Liberal-aligned. The rest are mixed. Simms is obviously a former Greens senator, and we all know Moran to be conservative-leaning. But, of course, municipal politics in this state is supposed to be non-partisan... So Team Adelaide reflects the current "will of the people" ac...