[U/C] GPO Exchange | 85m | 22 Levels | Office

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[U/C] Re: GPO Exchange | 85m | 22 Levels | Office

#331 Post by EBG » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:58 pm

Let's hope the red light starts flashing soon

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[U/C] Re: GPO Exchange | 85m | 22 Levels | Office

#332 Post by Ho Really » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:19 pm

rhino wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:56 am

1957. It was also previously known as the Beacon Building, due to the weather beacon that used to be on the top of it, and I believe it has the distinction of being Australia's first fully air-conditioned "skyscraper" (it was as tall as buildings were allowed to be in Adelaide in 1955, when building commenced).
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Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:31 am

It's now a horrible eyesore, which should be torn down, and a beautiful glass skyscraper should go up in its place (and in the car park behind it). Heritage my butt.

I do like this design... http://www.sensational-adelaide.com/for ... f=7&t=6130
Nathan wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:20 am

Your opinion is wrong.
HeapsGood wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:14 am

Your opinion of my opinion is wrong.

BTW hopefully this design makes it better http://www.sensational-adelaide.com/for ... f=7&t=6130
Patrick_27 wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:39 am

This opinion is what is wrong with some people on this thread.
timtam20292 wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:58 am

:roll: :roll: :roll:

There is a reason for its heritage which has been explained countless times on this forum.
Mpol03 wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:38 pm

Wasn’t there a proposal that incorporates the old whilst adding a new office tower? It’s over 100m too if I recall corrrectly?
HeapsGood wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:40 pm

Its in the link I posted.
Guys back on topic please. These comments should be posted in the appropriate thread [PRO] 185 Victoria Square | 110m | 30 Levels | Mixed Use.

BTW... HeapsGood this building has aged very well and is still as modern as it was when first built. Look at the surrounding new buildings and you'll know what I mean.

One of my favourite buildings as a kid marveling at the rounded weather beacon and trying to figure out the lights.

Now back to the GPO Exchange... more photos...keep them coming. Good coverage so far from many angles.

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[U/C] Re: GPO Exchange | 85m | 22 Levels | Office

#333 Post by shiftaling » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:04 am

Here's one
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#334 Post by Llessur2002 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:15 pm

Despite my initial reservations this one's growing on me. The glass looks pretty good.

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#335 Post by Patrick_27 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:06 pm

As I hoped, this one is reminding me more and more of 101 Collins Street, Melbourne.
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#336 Post by Ser Noit of Loit » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:36 am

Patrick_27 wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:06 pm
As I hoped, this one is reminding me more and more of 101 Collins Street, Melbourne.
You're right about that.

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#337 Post by metro » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:37 pm

Ser Noit of Loit wrote:
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Patrick_27 wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:06 pm
As I hoped, this one is reminding me more and more of 101 Collins Street, Melbourne.
You're right about that.
lol how? These two buildings look nothing alike, and 101 Collins is 170m taller.

I think it reminds me more of the Pre-Refurb ANZ building on Martin Place in Sydney, similar height, similar prime location right next door to the GPO, simple rectangular box design, and no spire. :wink:
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#338 Post by arki » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:50 pm

metro wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:37 pm
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Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:36 am
Patrick_27 wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:06 pm
As I hoped, this one is reminding me more and more of 101 Collins Street, Melbourne.
You're right about that.
lol how? These two buildings look nothing alike, and 101 Collins is 170m taller.
Are you colour blind? The facade treatment and window tint looks exactly like 101 Collins. Nothing to do with the height.

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#339 Post by EBG » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:19 pm

Picture 26/2/2019 some heavy steel work has been installed on the balcony area of level 4 fronting Franklin St.
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#340 Post by AndyWelsh » Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:07 pm

From today:

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#341 Post by [Shuz] » Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:39 pm

This is actually turning out to be the nicest of the City Central towers.
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#342 Post by Mpol03 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:18 pm

Definitely eating my words with this. Still could have been a more iconic design but looks great

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#343 Post by Pikey » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:01 pm

Just think, the same facade treatment, but with floor plates that had rounded corners. Wouldn't have diminished too much GFA, but lifted the design markedly.

Still, this is turning our better than I first thought.
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#344 Post by rhino » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:31 pm

Seems to me that it's an ordinary design being lifted by quality glazing, amidst other buildings of even more ordinary design with rather low quality glazing. It looks good where it is, but that doesn't necessarily make it good.
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[U/C] Re: GPO Exchange | 85m | 22 Levels | Office

#345 Post by noted » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:02 pm

rhino wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:31 pm
Seems to me that it's an ordinary design being lifted by quality glazing, amidst other buildings of even more ordinary design with rather low quality glazing. It looks good where it is, but that doesn't necessarily make it good.
Exactly what the site needed. I disagree with the point commonly made that this needed to be an 'iconic' design, and thankfully none of those alternative designs proposed ever got up because they were all very unimpressive.

The iconic building here is the GPO not the office tower. What it needs is a timeless and understated design that compliments it, rather than one that attempts to overshadow or detract from it.

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