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#76 Post by PeFe » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:33 pm

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#77 Post by claybro » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:03 pm

Now how on earth was that not heritage listed. How was it allowed to be demolished!

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#78 Post by Alyx » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:19 pm

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Now how on earth was that not heritage listed. How was it allowed to be demolished!
The original station building and platform canopy, pictured here, were demolished in 1963 after years of neglect.

This was its replacement, which closed in 1981: https://www.flickr.com/photos/87616623@N05/9049173322/

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#79 Post by [Shuz] » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:20 pm

Same could be said of the Exhibition Building and the Grand Central Hotel and other treasures.
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#80 Post by skyliner » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:25 pm

claybro wrote:
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Now how on earth was that not heritage listed. How was it allowed to be demolished!
Who knows, it's just bizarre. Pt. Dock had a very unusual architectural style. Many of the old style manned stations have disappeared in Adelaide - this one amongst them. The train shed was very English with the all over cover. None of this style left in Adelaide. (The closest to the English style is Gawler). I just hope the new one is more that a bus stop style - needs a decent length awning and a W/C block IMHO. LED destinations and much seating. Will have to wait and see.

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#81 Post by Patrick_27 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:34 pm

skyliner wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:25 pm
claybro wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:03 pm
Now how on earth was that not heritage listed. How was it allowed to be demolished!
Who knows, it's just bizarre. Pt. Dock had a very unusual architectural style. Many of the old style manned stations have disappeared in Adelaide - this one amongst them. The train shed was very English with the all over cover. None of this style left in Adelaide. (The closest to the English style is Gawler). I just hope the new one is more that a bus stop style - needs a decent length awning and a W/C block IMHO. LED destinations and much seating. Will have to wait and see.

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Most of the best elements of the old station were actually removed or demolished in the early-60s, all that was left was the platforms and a dilapidated version of the front station building.

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#82 Post by Honey of a City » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:16 pm

It’s a miracle that the Formby drinking fountain at the front of these buildings survived the bureaucratic vandalism of the 60s. A replica stands on site and the original is in the Port Adelaide Historical Society Museum at Peterhead. The original base of Mintaro slate and Macclesfield marble is still there under the replica.

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#83 Post by rev » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:53 am

I wonder what the cost of rebuilding it, with a modern roof covering the platforms would be..

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#84 Post by PeFe » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:23 pm

Its sort of pointless rebuilding it unless it is in the exact same location as the original, and that is not going to happen thanks to the Port Adelaide Police Station and Law Courts.

Best scenario..in 20-30 years the land is now so valuable that a new Port Dock station is rebuilt with apartments overhead as part of a transit orientated development focus in the near area.

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#85 Post by SRW » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:41 pm

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Reminds me a little of Portland Union Station in Oregon.
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#86 Post by ChillyPhilly » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:55 am

I just got handed this.

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#87 Post by OlympusAnt » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:15 pm

What is the point of this? Are people too lazy to walk to the station that is already there.

There's plenty of other things in Port Adelaide that need attention, such as resurfacing the Birkenhead Bridge.
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#88 Post by ChillyPhilly » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:30 pm

The points of this project are:
- To stimulate (and serve) continued growth in economic activity.
- To encourage development around the station.
- To increase visitor numbers and foot traffic.
- To provide a more accessible, prominent and integrated transport interchange that adds a viable alternative to travelling by car.
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#89 Post by how good is he » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:06 am

I agree. I think though it needs to extend to St Vincent St, even if they need to demolish some of the Magistrates Court Building. One day they could link a tram connecting from here (St Vincent St) over the Nelson St bridge & down Semaphore Rd to the beach.

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#90 Post by Patrick_27 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:57 am

I think this is a smaller price to pay than extending the tram line down there. That said, the bridge does need to be resurfaced at the very least, if not restored, and that should also be something that the department are looking into.

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