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by metro
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million
Replies: 843
Views: 207781

[U/C] Re: Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million

Hopefully that retaining wall behind Parliament doesn't collapse like the one at Darlington :shock:

Should be right, looks pretty solid construction, it's not just shotcrete holding it together :lol:
by metro
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4178
Views: 609305

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Here's a question for any commuters on the Gawler line who like to look out of the window..... Is there evidence of any preparations "on the ground" for the electrification? You'd expect by now there would be visible activity around surveying, setting out and pouring concrete foundations for cantil...
by metro
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1857
Views: 284866

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

Trains and Trams will be shut down during the Off-Peak to do some urgently needed maintenance on the train and tram network... or not: These service disruptions will enable a large proportion of employees to participate in information briefings held by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infra...
by metro
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [COM] Oaklands Crossing | $174m
Replies: 836
Views: 133306

[COM] Re: Oaklands Crossing | $174m

SRW wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:56 pm
Weird. Time out bench?
I believe that bench is there as a requirement, a place for the elderly folks to rest while they hike up and down the long ramps to get between the ground and platform levels. :lol:
by metro
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 631247

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

SRW wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:59 am
The stop finishings seem to get cheaper (or at least inconsistent -- no paving and less glazing this time) with every iteration, but I guess that's unsurprising given the Nth Tce blowouts. Glad to see an accessible stop either way.
Meanwhile in Canberra :roll:
by metro
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 631247

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

At least when you are standing on the tracks to read it, you will know in real time if you are about to be run over. 😉 Reminds me of back in 2008 they installed those dot-matrix info screens at some train stations, CityRail in Sydney had them since the late 80s-early 90s and were phasing them out a...
by metro
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1857
Views: 284866

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

The order for new electric trains for the Gawler line has just been cut from 15 3-car sets down to 12. Stupid decision, we'll need more trains not less. I remember the last Labor govt were attacked by the Liberals for not buying enough trams and ended up grabbing some second-hand from Madrid for do...
by metro
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4232
Views: 634906

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

a city with the size and population of adelaide needs a north south non stop motorway at the very minimum. we are the only mainland capital city without one and have fallen well behind. Not quite.. in Sydney there is still 8km of arterial road with about 22 sets of lights between the M2 Motorway an...
by metro
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Other Transport Projects
Replies: 639
Views: 188176

Re: News & Discussion: Other Transport Projects

Those pictures really say all this. That station should definitely be an extreme example, but even a station is actually quite unacceptable to get worse in that situation. Which pictures? What station? Very similar to this post on page 1 Those photos really say it all. That station must surely be a...
by metro
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] 51 Pirie Street | 114m | 28 Levels | Hyatt
Replies: 420
Views: 100052

[APP] Re: 51 Pirie Street | 114m | 28 Levels | Hotel

The hotel design looks good and is a decent height, but I think I prefer the original proposal from back in 2010 8)

The facade of that heritage building should be preserved, maybe move it down the street in front of the ACC building so that it's right next door to the Epworth Building.
by metro
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 614
Views: 187122

Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

Nathan wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:33 pm
On the topic of Pirie St, was walking around yesterday and noticed that most of the zebra crossing outside the council building has now been removed. :toilet:
Maybe to be replaced with something like this in South Brisbane: :lol:

https://goo.gl/maps/SUGnjNknxpM2
by metro
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] 29 Twin Street | 124m | 38lvls | Student accom
Replies: 139
Views: 38275

[APP] Re: 29 Twin Street | 124m | 38lvls | Student accom

Patrick_27 wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:06 pm
What is Ibis going to do for parking?
Same thing a lot of city hotels do, use one of the many many parking stations in the city.
by metro
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] 64 Currie Street | 92m | 25 Levels | QT Hotel/Office
Replies: 326
Views: 108766

[APP] Re: 64 Currie Street | ~100m | 25 Levels | QT Hotel

Looks good, great to see another hotel interested in Adelaide. My only concern with this is if the Western side is a massive concrete wall :(
by metro
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] GPO Exchange | 85m | 22 Levels | Office
Replies: 457
Views: 127218

[COM] Re: GPO Exchange | 85m | 22 Levels | Office

As I hoped, this one is reminding me more and more of 101 Collins Street, Melbourne. You're right about that. lol how? These two buildings look nothing alike, and 101 Collins is 170m taller. I think it reminds me more of the Pre-Refurb ANZ building on Martin Place in Sydney, similar height, similar...
by metro
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)
Replies: 658
Views: 136619

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

The parking station should be demolished, if there's need for parking it should be built underground.

I dont know how they got away with building it in the first place so close to the Botanic Gardens. :roll: