DARWIN DREAMING

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DARWIN DREAMING

#1 Post by wilkiebarkid » Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:05 pm

I was transferred to Darwin with my employer back in 1983. I met my wife there and my daughter was born there, so it holds a special place in my heart. Have been back in Adelaide for 10 years, but still manage to get back to Darwin almost annually. The population is about double what it was when I first arrived and here's an example of the incredible development going on at present.

Saville Pandanus 29fl
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Knuckey Street
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One30 Esplanade
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Proposed tower
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Admiralty House
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Cullen Bay
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Mitchell Street East
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.....and there's plenty more happening. Onward and upwards young city.

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#2 Post by Omicron » Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:32 pm

Yes, Darwin is certainly going from strength to strength. I don't mind at all the look of some of those residential buildings - Pandanas reminds me a little bit of Adelaide's Embassy, and One30 Esplanade and Cullen Bay seem quite appealing.

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#3 Post by Howie » Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:03 am

Darwin is looking absolutely brilliant! We'd better watch out.

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#4 Post by crawf » Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:24 pm

Can't wait to head up there next month!, nice work.

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#5 Post by timmy-brissy » Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:08 pm

Darwin's looking good. :D But the place does look a little dead. :?:

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#6 Post by bm7500 » Fri May 16, 2008 1:40 pm

My role at work involves looking after SA & NT, so i am fortunate enough to travel to the top end at least once or twice a year for a few weeks.

Anyone who has seen the NT News will know that it has pretty random articles in it. However, i have lifted a few of the construction related ones that were printed in the 2 weeks i was in Darwin.

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#7 Post by joshzxzx » Fri May 16, 2008 2:03 pm

Bloody incredible!!!
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#8 Post by wilkiebarkid » Fri May 16, 2008 3:55 pm

Chinatown 24 and 9 storey mixed use are underway

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#9 Post by crawf » Sat May 17, 2008 11:25 pm

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=628294

I decided to create a thread known as 'Darwin & NT Guide" which features information on Darwin and Northern Territory including stats, maps, statistics, links, projects, tallest buildings etc.. Before I created this thread it was pretty hard to know what actually was happening in Darwin aswell as the great things the city already offers (such as vibrant nightlife) however now I think this guide showcases Darwin very well and its useful.

Thinking of creating a larger guide for SA on S-A & SSC, though it would take forever and AtD already has the project list under control, however I might just merge the links for his excellent project list/maps and the my regional projects thread to a potential "Adelaide & SA Guide" ;) which would be good cause then I wont have to keep updating it (accept for regional). Thats if your fine with that AtD?

Feedback welcome :)

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#10 Post by Mants » Sun May 18, 2008 11:59 am

wont be long before darwin has a taller building than westpac!

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#11 Post by Shuz » Sun May 18, 2008 1:57 pm

Their CBD height limit is 120m AHD.
The tallest building (Evolution?) is already maxed at at limit. So they can't go higher than Westpac at present, unless regulations are modified.

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#12 Post by Mants » Sun May 18, 2008 7:25 pm

Shuz wrote:Their CBD height limit is 120m AHD.
The tallest building (Evolution?) is already maxed at at limit. So they can't go higher than Westpac at present, unless regulations are modified.
which city do you think will be the first to relax its height limits?

the demand for apartments is certainly there in darwin.

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#13 Post by bm7500 » Mon May 19, 2008 12:51 pm

I did see an article in the paper whilst i was up there about the fact the Government want to actually make their heighht regulations more stringent.

More to the point, some of the latest buildings proposed or under construction breach the height limits and they were awarded 'special merit' to bypass this. They basically want to close this 'loophole'.

So in that case, it might actually be Adelaide that gets our wish for taller buildings b4 Darwin :?:
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#14 Post by wilkiebarkid » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:15 pm

G'day everyone. Here's a comprehensive photo update of Darwin from this month.

PANDANUS, EVOLUTION and LITCHFIELD cluster.

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MITCHELL CENTRE

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PANDANUS and EVOLUTION from McMinn Street

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LITCHFIELD nearing completion and losing its crane.

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Apartment buildings in Harry Chan Avenue alongside the new twin ARKABA TOWERS.

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ARKABA TWINS with WATERFRONT buildings in the foreground.

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CIVITAS on Harry Chan under construction.

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ONE30 ESPLANADE under construction.....4 towers of apartments.

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Tropical colour and design across the CBD

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EVOLUTION stands tall at 33 storeys.

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I will provide more updates over the next week or so. Have a hundreds of pics to share.

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#15 Post by SRW » Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:28 am

Thanks for the photos!

I must say that I am really quite impressed with both the amount and height of construction in Darwin. Certainly not what I expected, but I'm very pleased all the same.

That said, from the photos posted, it really doesn't look as though it's a city for the pedestrian. What's it like a streetlevel?
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