[U/C] 104-106 Currie Street | 117m | 33lvl | Sofitel Hotel

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[U/C] Re: 104-106 Currie Street | 117m | 33lvl | Sofitel Hotel

#361 Post by HiTouch » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:05 pm

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Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:57 pm
I hope that's not a dig at the facade.
Nope, not a dig. This is my favorite development under construction. The facade is the by far the best one of all current U/C developments.
This is the quality which Adelaide deserves. None of that concrete block junk.
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If the parklands are so important why dont they put it to a vote state wide? Or are they afraid the majority will back this hotel..

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#362 Post by timtam20292 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:07 pm

HiTouch wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:05 pm
timtam20292 wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:57 pm
I hope that's not a dig at the facade.
Nope, not a dig. This is my favorite development under construction. The facade is the by far the best one of all current U/C developments.
I wasn't referring to your comment, I was referring to AndyWelsh's about what the 'bricks" are being replaced with.

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#363 Post by AndyWelsh » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:32 pm

timtam20292 wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:57 pm
I hope that's not a dig at the facade.
timtam20292 wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:07 pm
I wasn't referring to your comment, I was referring to AndyWelsh's about what the 'bricks" are being replaced with.
Hi timtam20292! Did you read the comment from rhino yesterday?
"I'm actually sad to see that façade go. It was from the days when brickwork was arty as well as functional."

I just thought it would be interesting for the group to go along and take some close up photos of the remaining brickwork, explain they're actually being recycled and then remind everyone what the new Sofitel facade will look like in its place. I thought my comments were pretty matter of fact, so apologies if you read them as sarcastic! Both old and new facades look great and I can't wait for this new Sofitel to go up.

Why did you hope it wasn't a dig at the facade?

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#364 Post by timtam20292 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:37 pm

It sounded like you thought the new facade looked crap compared to the old facade with the bricks. But I understand now what you're saying :)

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#365 Post by Norman » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:06 pm

From yesterday

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#366 Post by EBG » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:27 pm

30/8/2018. The only parts of the original building are parts of the west side wall and the front side wall which are holding up the sides whole the basement is being dug out.
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#367 Post by EBG » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:37 pm

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#368 Post by Norman » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:28 pm

A bit of a different angle, showing the brick-lined basement walls.

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#369 Post by AndyWelsh » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:28 pm

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#370 Post by Pikey » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:50 am

Stepped rubble base in, that means piling will be underway very soon!
Walking on over....

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#371 Post by how good is he » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:16 pm

Ok so no basement/carpark...but with the amount of apartments I assume there is a ramp up for say 7-8 levels of car parks? Anyone know/have the plans?

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#372 Post by AndyWelsh » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:16 pm

Pikey wrote:Stepped rubble base in, that means piling will be underway very soon!
That’s why I love posting photos on here. I have literally no clue what I’m looking at, then someone like yourself Pikey can tell me what’s happening!


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#373 Post by claybro » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:45 pm

On another note (and thanks also for the clear photos) it is fascinating to see, how the old buildings of Adelaide evolved when other adjoining buildings are torn down. The old beauty in the background looks like it started as a two story bluestone, and then had another red brick storey added and a rear extension. Its like an exposed archaeological dig except above ground.

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#374 Post by crawf » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:15 pm

claybro wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:45 pm
On another note (and thanks also for the clear photos) it is fascinating to see, how the old buildings of Adelaide evolved when other adjoining buildings are torn down. The old beauty in the background looks like it started as a two story bluestone, and then had another red brick storey added and a rear extension. Its like an exposed archaeological dig except above ground.
It is fascinating. I love the bluestone exterior.

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#375 Post by Algernon » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:18 pm

claybro wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:45 pm
On another note (and thanks also for the clear photos) it is fascinating to see, how the old buildings of Adelaide evolved when other adjoining buildings are torn down. The old beauty in the background looks like it started as a two story bluestone, and then had another red brick storey added and a rear extension. Its like an exposed archaeological dig except above ground.
You get some interesting reveals when a building come down. I remember when the corner block next to the johnnies car park was demolished for the little student building. On the side of the neighbouring building was an old advertisement from the 60s with a 5 digit phone number. Not earth shattering, but it was an interesting slice of history.

Of course that building got flattened too for another student commie block, but let's roll with it.



As soon as the tip of the piling drill turns in the soil this thing is u/c.

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