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by SRW
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 203 North Terrace | 119m | 35 levels | Student Accom
Replies: 250
Views: 76902

[U/C] Re: 203 North Terrace | ~115m | 35 levels | Student Accom

Oh that's frustrating. Higher quality image but still poor quality render. It remains unclear what the materials actually look like. Two things worth noting, however. First, they've persisted in depicting it with a sort of sandstone shade, so hopefully that's a commitment to not use raw concrete lik...
by SRW
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Port Adelaide
Replies: 1018
Views: 259849

Re: News & Developments: Port Adelaide

WA does have a significant shipbuilding industry and it is the home base for the submarines, so it's not without merits. But my understanding is that if we want to have a sustainable sovereign naval capacity, we need to concentrate in the place where it is strongest -- and that's in Adelaide. Trying...
by SRW
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 203 North Terrace | 119m | 35 levels | Student Accom
Replies: 250
Views: 76902

[U/C] Re: 203 North Terrace | ~115m | 35 levels | Student Accom

A crane can't be far off. They've had a fairly hefty looking mobile on site the last week.
by SRW
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Petrol Station Owners
Replies: 93
Views: 23182

Re: Petrol Station Owners

Are chains of "independent" family-owned fuel outlets unique to the South Australian economy, or do other states have them too? I'm thinking of chains like OTR (Shahin family) - 145 X Convenience (Kosmidis) - 20 plus a new one at Nuriootpa AM/PM (Agostino) - 19 We seem to do the same thing in super...
by SRW
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4521
Views: 706862

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Yeah, I don't think our ticketing upgrade can be seen as anything but responsible and successful. It might not be the most advanced, but it was affordable, on budget and without disaster. I'm happy to have missed out on the slight benefits of higher spec tech to avoid the farces that played out in o...
by SRW
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 269 North Terrace | 118m | 36 Levels | Student accommodation
Replies: 497
Views: 125515

[U/C] Re: 269 North Terrace | 118m | 36 Levels | Student accommodation

Nort wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:26 am
Yeah, when the Adelaidean was in early planning there were reports they tried to buy the church but it wasn't for sale at the time. By the time that site went up for sale the building was already underway.
There was more to it than that, IIRC. Bad blood.
by SRW
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 716
Views: 232099

Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

Don't mind the clickbait headline, but new article up at InDaily: 'Call to repave Rundle Mall (again) to combat climate change' The idea of paving with cooler materials is just one suggestion from a report on climate risks. The notion that we would repave Rundle Mall again now (and that fresh disru...
by SRW
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Port Adelaide
Replies: 1018
Views: 259849

Re: News & Developments: Port Adelaide

I can't help but feel the delay on the announcement re: submarine sustainment is because the Liberals have decided on WA (with its ministerial advocates) and are waiting until they don't have to worry about negotiating priority legislation with Rex Patrick on the Senate crossbench. I hope Marshall d...
by SRW
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 716
Views: 232099

Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

Don't mind the clickbait headline, but new article up at InDaily: 'Call to repave Rundle Mall (again) to combat climate change' The idea of paving with cooler materials is just one suggestion from a report on climate risks. The notion that we would repave Rundle Mall again now (and that fresh disrup...
by SRW
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Adelaide Oval Hotel
Replies: 677
Views: 103418

[U/C] Re: Adelaide Oval Hotel

Thanks for these. The parts of the hotel set into the stand look better (and glitzier) than I thought they would. The walkway across the East Gate looks just as bad as the renders. It should have been set above. Now that's there, I hope it helps bridge activity between the city and North Adelaide.
by SRW
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Low/Mid-Rise CBD Development
Replies: 1719
Views: 504110

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

Hurtle and Whitmore (and indeed Wellington) squares are not like Victoria/Hindmarsh/Light. I think it's reasonable to exclude ground floor retail from multi-storey living complexes in predominately residential areas, particularly when primary retail strips exist nearby (in this case, Pultney Street ...
by SRW
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 269 North Terrace | 118m | 36 Levels | Student accommodation
Replies: 497
Views: 125515

[U/C] Re: 269 North Terrace | 118m | 36 Levels | Student accommodation

I have no particular preference for glazing over other materials, but I think my concern with the concrete spandrels is they would look cheap and that they would introduce a strong horizontal line that detracts from the building's primary vertical expression. It remains to be seen on both counts, IM...
by SRW
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4850
Views: 836487

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

Which vested interests though? I would have thought the vested interests are the NIMBYs whipping themselves into a frenzy over heritage who would want a tunnel and therefore play down the costs. The transport industry just want the damn thing finished in the quickest time possible, so if a tunnel m...
by SRW
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4850
Views: 836487

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

How much is the remaining 11km section going to cost? I've been looking at figures: Regency to Pym roughly $200m per km, Superway $190m (2013), Torrens to Torrens $200m (2018) and Darlington $230m. I've read figures if it was one tunnel it would cost $11bn, thats almost 5x the average cost so far. ...
by SRW
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: 3 Richmond Rd Keswick
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Re: 3 Richmond Rd Keswick

EBG wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:44 pm
28/08/20 Piling has started at 3 World Trade Centre, 3 Richmond R, not sure exact details of project ? Please click on pictures for bigger.
It's the new emergency services HQ. Thread here: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=522&start=150