[U/C] SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | 55m | 12 Levels | Hotel

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#601 Post by Patrick_27 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:30 pm

nath199 wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:09 am
Love the curves, the finished product will look great and bring a whole new hub of activity and interest but can't help but feel it's a lost opportunity in terms of an iconic tower in this space, imagine that building but all the way up to the 120m - 140m mark, to then be complimented by the Walker tower (if and whenever that goes ahead).

Would take focus away from the dated Intercontinental which fronts our postcards, news weather bulletins and even this sites banner image haha
Yeah, and just, you know, wash out the Festival Theatre as well. The height on this is fine as is.

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#602 Post by ghs » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:31 pm

nath199 wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:09 am
Love the curves, the finished product will look great and bring a whole new hub of activity and interest but can't help but feel it's a lost opportunity in terms of an iconic tower in this space, imagine that building but all the way up to the 120m - 140m mark, to then be complimented by the Walker tower (if and whenever that goes ahead).
I agree, when you consider that James Packer is spending a lazy $2 billion on Crown Sydney, the $300 million which Skycity are spending here can be defined as 'pocket money'.

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#603 Post by Jaymz » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:06 pm

ghs wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:31 pm
nath199 wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:09 am
Love the curves, the finished product will look great and bring a whole new hub of activity and interest but can't help but feel it's a lost opportunity in terms of an iconic tower in this space, imagine that building but all the way up to the 120m - 140m mark, to then be complimented by the Walker tower (if and whenever that goes ahead).
I agree, when you consider that James Packer is spending a lazy $2 billion on Crown Sydney, the $300 million which Skycity are spending here can be defined as 'pocket money'.
$330 million is still a serious amount of cash. And correct me if i'm wrong, but i'm pretty sure it's the single largest private investment in Adelaide's history.

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#604 Post by dsriggs » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:37 am

Jaymz wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:06 pm
ghs wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:31 pm
nath199 wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:09 am
Love the curves, the finished product will look great and bring a whole new hub of activity and interest but can't help but feel it's a lost opportunity in terms of an iconic tower in this space, imagine that building but all the way up to the 120m - 140m mark, to then be complimented by the Walker tower (if and whenever that goes ahead).
I agree, when you consider that James Packer is spending a lazy $2 billion on Crown Sydney, the $300 million which Skycity are spending here can be defined as 'pocket money'.
$330 million is still a serious amount of cash. And correct me if i'm wrong, but i'm pretty sure it's the single largest private investment in Adelaide's history.
That'd be the Myer Centre, wouldn't it?

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#605 Post by crawf » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:47 pm

dsriggs wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:37 am
Jaymz wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:06 pm
ghs wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:31 pm


I agree, when you consider that James Packer is spending a lazy $2 billion on Crown Sydney, the $300 million which Skycity are spending here can be defined as 'pocket money'.
$330 million is still a serious amount of cash. And correct me if i'm wrong, but i'm pretty sure it's the single largest private investment in Adelaide's history.
That'd be the Myer Centre, wouldn't it?
Holdfast Shores would be high on the list aswell.

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#606 Post by claybro » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:09 pm

crawf wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:47 pm
dsriggs wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:37 am
Jaymz wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:06 pm


$330 million is still a serious amount of cash. And correct me if i'm wrong, but i'm pretty sure it's the single largest private investment in Adelaide's history.
That'd be the Myer Centre, wouldn't it?
Holdfast Shores would be high on the list aswell.
Regardless of the amount, we would have to be happy that something is finally moving here. The current casino is actually an embarrassment more befitting a regional town pokies parlour than a capital city. Are the any details regarding the existing layout with this? Hopefully some decent refurb goes in to the gaming floors and bars. Given the captive market that literally pours out of the Adelaide Oval in football season, it surely can afford to up its game.

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#607 Post by Norman » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:06 pm

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#608 Post by rev » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:00 am

nath199 wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:09 am
Love the curves, the finished product will look great and bring a whole new hub of activity and interest but can't help but feel it's a lost opportunity in terms of an iconic tower in this space, imagine that building but all the way up to the 120m - 140m mark, to then be complimented by the Walker tower (if and whenever that goes ahead).

Would take focus away from the dated Intercontinental which fronts our postcards, news weather bulletins and even this sites banner image haha
The real missed opportunity is not building a purpose built casino and entertainment complex on the otherside of the morphett bridge (we got a a hospital, more uni, and a research building). Could have then turned tge existing building into a proper central station.

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#609 Post by floplo » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:05 am

rev wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:00 am
The real missed opportunity is not building a purpose built casino and entertainment complex on the otherside of the morphett bridge (we got a a hospital, more uni, and a research building). Could have then turned tge existing building into a proper central station.
Do we need a 'proper' central station? I mean we won't get any additional rail lines anytime soon, so a proper station would just result in a glorified shopping mall anyway. Not that I would have an issue with that (I do like the grand central stations in Europe and North America), but it would just feel like a waste of money.

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#610 Post by SRW » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:34 am

I do miss the old waiting halls (and IMO it's unseemly to have a gambling den next to the seat of democracy) but we're unlikely to need more station facilities than presently provided - even if country and interstate trains return, there's very few of them and suburban trains would probably be rerouted to the underground loop. I wished the casino had bought the Intercontinental when Hyatt sold out and redeveloped that area (to North Tce and Riverside Centre) then returned the station building to be used as a gallery (à la Musée d'Orsay). It would have remediated the shitty bits of the 80's ASER works and brought more activity.
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#611 Post by rev » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:41 pm

floplo wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:05 am
rev wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:00 am
The real missed opportunity is not building a purpose built casino and entertainment complex on the otherside of the morphett bridge (we got a a hospital, more uni, and a research building). Could have then turned tge existing building into a proper central station.
Do we need a 'proper' central station? I mean we won't get any additional rail lines anytime soon, so a proper station would just result in a glorified shopping mall anyway. Not that I would have an issue with that (I do like the grand central stations in Europe and North America), but it would just feel like a waste of money.
Well all the lines we do have converge there, why not make it a decent place instead of the crap that exists?

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#612 Post by HiTouch » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:26 pm

rev wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:41 pm
floplo wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:05 am
rev wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:00 am
The real missed opportunity is not building a purpose built casino and entertainment complex on the otherside of the morphett bridge (we got a a hospital, more uni, and a research building). Could have then turned tge existing building into a proper central station.
Do we need a 'proper' central station? I mean we won't get any additional rail lines anytime soon, so a proper station would just result in a glorified shopping mall anyway. Not that I would have an issue with that (I do like the grand central stations in Europe and North America), but it would just feel like a waste of money.
Well all the lines we do have converge there, why not make it a decent place instead of the crap that exists?
I agree. The railway station is a good place for the casino and in fact, I would encourage a much more expanded entertainment precinct in that space as the amount of foot traffic that goes through is massive and the amount of space is still under utilized. I don’t know why you would put an entertainment complex on the other side of Morphett Bridge where it’s got no foot traffic, no tram or anything. That side of the oval is dead and even with the health precinct and uni space on the other side of the bridge, it would be a lot harder trying to activate that area than boosting an already populated commuter friendly space.
rev wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:55 am
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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#613 Post by EBG » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:00 pm

At last the new casino building is rising up from behind the festival centre. picture 17/2/2019 from Memorial Drive.
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#614 Post by crawf » Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:02 pm

Nothing too exciting... but some pics of the new pedestrian walkway. Still very much a construction site
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#615 Post by EBG » Sat May 04, 2019 10:50 pm

Update 4/5/2019 -View from Memorial Drive. Click on picture for bigger.
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