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by Algernon
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [PRO] 124-126 Franklin Street | 86m | 26 Lvls | Hotel
Replies: 209
Views: 66998

[PRO] Re: 124-126 Franklin Street | 86m | 26 Lvls | Hotel

The only hotel operators that should be shitting themselves are those with a 20+ year old product that they never bothered to refresh.
by Algernon
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: CBD Retail
Replies: 3239
Views: 614573

Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

Harris Scarfe has gone broke about 5 time in my life. The shocking thing is that someone always comes and rescues this loser company. :hilarious:
by Algernon
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] 269 North Terrace | 118m | 36 Levels | Student accommodation
Replies: 329
Views: 80087

[SWP] Re: 269 North Terrace | 118m | 36 Levels | Student accommodation

gnrc_louis wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:57 pm
Trying to stay optimistic. Really wish it was the Twin St one though.
People are just setting the bar low and hoping to be surprised in the opposite direction for a change, rather than next door's glossy render that turned out being the hottest thing out of 1960s Bucharest
by Algernon
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Penny Place | 78m | 24 levels | Apartments
Replies: 107
Views: 32753

[U/C] Re: Penny Place | 78m | 24 levels | Apartments

I wonder, with only 50% sold, if saying they're 'breaking ground' is just a psychological trick to lock in more buyers or if they've got enough capital to launch speculatively? This is funded out of Kerry Stokes' pocket. No bank is involved to stipulate a minimum number of presales. You're right th...
by Algernon
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 11 Frome Street | 135m | 37 Levels | Crowne Plaza / Adelaidean | New tallest
Replies: 1430
Views: 310956

[U/C] Re: 11 Frome Street | 135m | 37 Levels | Crowne Plaza / Adelaidean | New tallest

Just quietly, thank fkn chrst the State Bank/State Debt/Santos/Westpac/isosceles bloody triangle isn't the tallest anymore. It's like the bloody 30 year old who never moved out and playing master of puppets every day to remind you he's still there
by Algernon
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 11 Frome Street | 135m | 37 Levels | Crowne Plaza / Adelaidean | New tallest
Replies: 1430
Views: 310956

[U/C] Re: 11 Frome Street | 135m | 37 Levels | Crowne Plaza / Adelaidean | New tallest

Why do people make such strange (negative) assumptions? Simply put, the buyer of an apartment which is significant % of our total build cost asks for something, yeah you try to do it!
by Algernon
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] 203 North Terrace | 109m | 33 levels | Student Accom
Replies: 194
Views: 59400

[APP] Re: 203 North Terrace | 109m | 33 levels | Student Accom

If this goes ahead, it’ll be the third recent student accomodation to be built over 100m (along with Twin St and the other North Tce one). Wonder when the market reaches saturation point. I wonder how easy it is to reconfigure "student accommodation" to anything else when the market moves to requir...
by Algernon
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] 203 North Terrace | 109m | 33 levels | Student Accom
Replies: 194
Views: 59400

[APP] Re: 203 North Terrace | 109m | 33 levels | Student Accom

In the same way Berlin would have that venetian look, if the concrete were "sand stone" colour, instead of "pigeon shit grey"
by Algernon
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 11 Frome Street | 135m | 37 Levels | Crowne Plaza / Adelaidean | New tallest
Replies: 1430
Views: 310956

[U/C] Re: 11 Frome Street | 135m | 37 Levels | Crowne Plaza / Adelaidean | New tallest

Does anyone know what floor level the building is currently at? The concrete core appears to have topped out. I know there is discussion about this on earlier pages suggesting the core would be reconfigured and continue upwards, but this doesn't appear to be happening on site. Surely the highest po...
by Algernon
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Renaissance Arcade | 132m | 40 Levels | Realm Apartments
Replies: 1231
Views: 310274

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

My own photograph from today: https://i.imgur.com/9l4ZrrP.jpg In the future do we get the Twin St tower sneaking in that shot? That and the commie block on North Terrace (next to realm) will have that corner vying for the mantle of "centre" of the CBD. Wow. Who would have seen that 15 years ago
by Algernon
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] 203 North Terrace | 109m | 33 levels | Student Accom
Replies: 194
Views: 59400

[APP] Re: 203 North Terrace | 109m | 33 levels | Student Accom

ynotsfables wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:15 pm
I actually don't mind it the sandstone look seems to blend in with the adjacent heritage.
Nek minnit

The "sandstone" ends up being poured in 172 different shades of grey at Adelaide "give a fuck" Brightons and looks like a lego model of Vienna's Haus des Meeres.
by Algernon
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] 203 North Terrace | 109m | 33 levels | Student Accom
Replies: 194
Views: 59400

[APP] Re: 203 North Terrace | 109m | 33 levels | Student Accom

In a way it reminds me of Velasca Tower in Milan

Yes, because they are both fugly

You really need to be standing on a rooftop somewhere to fully appreciate its ugliness, whereas this one you can take in from the street. Now that's service!
by Algernon
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] 203 North Terrace | 109m | 33 levels | Student Accom
Replies: 194
Views: 59400

[APP] Re: 203 North Terrace | 109m | 33 levels | Student Accom

This could be a solid 5 after I've had a beer or 12
by Algernon
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] Adelaide Oval Hotel
Replies: 508
Views: 62012

[APP] Re: Adelaide Oval Hotel

Nathan wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:22 pm
Interesting that the Advertiser's reporting of the inquiry is almost entirely focused on F&B pricing, with an "oh, the hotel will help keep those prices down" bit at the end. :roll:
Lowest common denominator is the Advertiser's specialty
by Algernon
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Low/Mid-Rise CBD Development
Replies: 1636
Views: 441014

Re: News & Discussion: Low/Mid-Rise CBD Development

I think this building was originally designed to be about 9 stories but was cut back simply to get planning approval. A couple of other buildings in this area have added extra floors since being built. The Adelaide Riviera was am abandoned office building before having 2 floors added and being conv...