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

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

#1006 Post by ChillyPhilly » Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:56 pm

Those escalators...why?
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#1007 Post by Jaymz » Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:17 pm

ChillyPhilly wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:56 pm
Those escalators...why?

More to the point, why are we still hashing out the details of this project 10 years after it was proposed? The casino has been built, the gigantic hole in the ground for the car park has been dug. Weird :?:

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#1008 Post by Spotto » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:34 am

ChillyPhilly wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:56 pm
Those escalators...why?
Almost certainly for accessibility compliance. Without them you’d either have to go through the railway station concourse or go the long way around the Festival Centre via KWR and Elder Park. Not everyone can use stairs.

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#1009 Post by Patrick_27 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:43 am

ChillyPhilly wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:56 pm
Those escalators...why?
They're awful, aren't they? I had hoped we'd never see outdoor escalators again in Adelaide's public spaces after they were removed from Rundle Mall but alas.

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#1010 Post by Patrick_27 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:51 am

Spotto wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:34 am
ChillyPhilly wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:56 pm
Those escalators...why?
Almost certainly for accessibility compliance. Without them you’d either have to go through the railway station concourse or go the long way around the Festival Centre via KWR and Elder Park. Not everyone can use stairs.
There's a public access elevator just inside the new station entry (just past the archway).

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#1011 Post by SRW » Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:24 am

I'm fine with escalators because I'm not gonna begrudge inclusive accessibility standards. For symmetry and logical movement though, I do wish the up and down were separated by a central set of stairs themselves divided into up/down (if only Adelaideans understood pedestrian etiquette).
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#1012 Post by ChillyPhilly » Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:46 am

Patrick_27 wrote:
Spotto wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:34 am
ChillyPhilly wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:56 pm
Those escalators...why?
Almost certainly for accessibility compliance. Without them you’d either have to go through the railway station concourse or go the long way around the Festival Centre via KWR and Elder Park. Not everyone can use stairs.
There's a public access elevator just inside the new station entry (just past the archway).
There's also a public elevator just to the west.
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#1013 Post by Nort » Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:37 am

Patrick_27 wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:43 am
ChillyPhilly wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:56 pm
Those escalators...why?
They're awful, aren't they? I had hoped we'd never see outdoor escalators again in Adelaide's public spaces after they were removed from Rundle Mall but alas.
There are already outdoor escalators up from North Terrace to the Convention Center.

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#1014 Post by CDJ » Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:30 pm

Almost everything in the Advertiser/Adelaide Now article is wrong, as usual. If their 'journalists' bothered to actually walk past the site, they would have been aware that Hansen Yuncken have been working on the public realm for the last 6 months. It's bizarre how poorly informed a supposed news outlet continues to be.

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#1015 Post by Ben » Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:03 pm

I think the advertisers motto is don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story/headline.

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#1016 Post by Joelmark » Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:32 am

Seven News Adelaide has a good little story on the current works on their Twitter feed - was on Thursday's news I guess too. Was actually nice to see the Lord Mayor and the Infrastructure Minister spruiking the end result. I kind of wish there was a bit more engagement with the public about the works - more posters, viewing platforms, tours of the outside perimeter of the site, more website updates, etc. Regardless of the debate up until now the whole area will undoubtedly be better and more activated after completion.

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#1017 Post by I Follow PAFC » Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:01 am

Joelmark wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:32 am
Seven News Adelaide has a good little story on the current works on their Twitter feed - was on Thursday's news I guess too. Was actually nice to see the Lord Mayor and the Infrastructure Minister spruiking the end result. I kind of wish there was a bit more engagement with the public about the works - more posters, viewing platforms, tours of the outside perimeter of the site, more website updates, etc. Regardless of the debate up until now the whole area will undoubtedly be better and more activated after completion.
7NEWS was taken inside the changing face of the Festival Plaza as it undergoes a major facelift.

The design has recently changed and we are being told it will now be bigger and better than first thought.
https://www.facebook.com/7NEWSAdelaide/ ... 617054652/
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#1018 Post by jimbly » Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:50 am

Has anybody seen any images with the top of the Walker Tower shown?, it always seems to be cut off to not overwhelm the space - just co-incidence I guess? :wink:

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#1019 Post by ChillyPhilly » Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:55 am

I Follow PAFC wrote:
Joelmark wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:32 am
Seven News Adelaide has a good little story on the current works on their Twitter feed - was on Thursday's news I guess too. Was actually nice to see the Lord Mayor and the Infrastructure Minister spruiking the end result. I kind of wish there was a bit more engagement with the public about the works - more posters, viewing platforms, tours of the outside perimeter of the site, more website updates, etc. Regardless of the debate up until now the whole area will undoubtedly be better and more activated after completion.
7NEWS was taken inside the changing face of the Festival Plaza as it undergoes a major facelift.

The design has recently changed and we are being told it will now be bigger and better than first thought.
https://www.facebook.com/7NEWSAdelaide/ ... 617054652/
There wasn't anything wrong with the first/original designs, so I'd be wary.
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#1020 Post by Nort » Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:50 pm

That's probably just referring to the recent changes we already discussed.

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