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by stronic
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 598
Views: 174567

Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

What is wrong with this city and it’s lack of trees! Stefan, have you heard of the book The Australian Ugliness ? Published in the late 1960s, it is a critique of Australian design/architecture and in it, the author discusses the strange Australian phobia of trees. He calls Aussie's "arborphobes" w...
by stronic
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Adelaide Convention Centre - Stage 3 | $350m
Replies: 1461
Views: 381260

[COM] Re: Adelaide Convention Centre - Stage 3 | $350m

Alyx wrote:I have always liked the design of this building, but I loathe the dull brown cladding they chose. It could have been a true landmark if finished similarly to this, for example, or even this.
Agreed. Shocking colour!
by stronic
Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: General CBD Development
Replies: 2376
Views: 448611

Re: News & Discussion: General CBD Development

Looks great, but I'm not sure about the blue. Bit garish. We'll see.
by stronic
Wed May 25, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million
Replies: 825
Views: 195500

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

I really like the tower.
by stronic
Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: SA Economy
Replies: 414
Views: 91743

Re: SA Economy

I definitely agree with jk1237 regarding the O'Bahn needing the upgrade. It can no longer be considered rapid transit if its travelling the same route as cars and having to battle with them every time it arrives in the city. In time, the electrification of the Gawler line will spring up. But it's al...
by stronic
Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Squares and Parklands
Replies: 486
Views: 102636

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Parklands

I'm going to chime in on the maintenance, because I do agree with everyone's points. Something in particular I noticed was the selection of Ginkgo trees they planted outside of SAHMRI. Half of them are dead or nearly dead no thanks to the scorching summer heat, it strikes me as odd that such newly e...
by stronic
Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Rundle Mall Redevelopment | $30m
Replies: 1225
Views: 219861

[COM] Re: Rundle Mall Redevelopment | $30m

“I would suggest 90 per cent of the reason why people don’t shop in the city is because they have to pay to park there,” he said. The Adelaide Central Market was tackling the issue, Mr Granger said, by introducing free car parking for the first hour, and the city council had recently kept its Gawle...
by stronic
Wed Jan 20, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] 413 KWS Vue on King William | 89m | 28Lvl | Residential
Replies: 1087
Views: 235325

[COM] Re: 413 KWS Vue on King William | 89m | 28Lvl | Residential

It's probably a bit too brown in my opinion and it seems everyone else thinks the same thing.
by stronic
Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Low/Mid-Rise CBD Development
Replies: 1621
Views: 421958

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

yet they all look dated and are basically just a few ugly trees and grass. Like Palm trees for example. Completely useless garden tree that looks untidy when it accumulates all the dead fronds hanging from the tree and costs money to maintain it. Waste of time planting them in Adelaide, particularl...
by stronic
Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Rundle Mall Redevelopment | $30m
Replies: 1225
Views: 219861

[COM] Re: Rundle Mall Redevelopment | $30m

One day Australia will lift its game.

It will hopefully start by removing all palm trees. They do not belong on our land, and they look right well stupid when people plant them. :wallbash:

This isn't Naples or Cannes.
by stronic
Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Rundle Mall Redevelopment | $30m
Replies: 1225
Views: 219861

[COM] Re: Rundle Mall Redevelopment | $30m

crawf wrote: Image
Someone please tell me why is it that every Christmas tree in an Australian city is always awfully tacky? Simplicity, people. It's always more.
by stronic
Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Adelaide Convention Centre - Stage 3 | $350m
Replies: 1461
Views: 381260

[COM] Re: U/C: Adelaide Convention Centre | $350m

I can't seem to find it anywhere, but I recall a render in the early proposal stage of this development that the extensions to the West and East were going to match the main glass building. To be honest, the attached was the best proposal put forward - probably would have cost significantly more. T...
by stronic
Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | 55m | 12 Levels | Hotel
Replies: 767
Views: 181407

[U/C] Re: SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | $300m

Which is even the more reason to go ahead with this development and build it...
by stronic
Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | 55m | 12 Levels | Hotel
Replies: 767
Views: 181407

[U/C] Re: SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | $300m

They should be more ruthless about it, then. Adelaide needs a development like this to pull it out of the sub-ordinary (at least as far as tourism goes).