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by arki
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [PRO] 52-66 King William Street | 65m | 15 Levels | Southern Cross Arcade
Replies: 95
Views: 19265

[PRO] Re: 52-66 King William Street | 65m | 15 Levels | Southern Cross Arcade

Doesn't the old Marrakech Hotel sit between the toilets and the arcade? Looks like it could be disjointed from the rest of the development. I wonder if this is at the request of the developer or if council are just looking to offload the site (given they can't even use the current upper floors).
by arki
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [PRO] 52-66 King William Street | 65m | 15 Levels | Southern Cross Arcade
Replies: 95
Views: 19265

[PRO] Re: 52-66 King William Street | 65m | 15 Levels | Southern Cross Arcade

Funny how incorporating existing heritage into designs leads to more attractive developments. Notice how the podium now has art-deco flair to compliment the existing structure? As long as quality materials are used this will turn out to be a very smart looking building. Meanwhile on Pirie Street, we...
by arki
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Events in South Australia
Topic: Superloop 500
Replies: 83
Views: 36718

Re: Superloop 500

9 news reporting that the the 500 is done for good.

I’d be fine with the news if this government actually entertained the push for Formula E, but that doesn’t look to be happening either.
by arki
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 104-106 Currie Street | 117m | 33lvl | Sofitel Hotel
Replies: 757
Views: 271418

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

Worth revisiting the funding issue regarding this tower. The state government for some inexplicable reason, offered favourable loan arrangements to get this over the line. The project is not yet completed and we are in the midst of a global crisis that will have a lasting impact on international tr...
by arki
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [PRO] St Peters Cathedral [$100 million]
Replies: 24
Views: 4969

Re: [PRO] St Peters Cathedral [$100 million]

This is a very vague proposal as it stands, I am not sure we need yet another plaza when another is currently under construction 500m down the road and in a much more prominent location at the Festival Centre. Something that the cathedral has needed for years, would be a relatively cheap and quick w...
by arki
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2804
Views: 684835

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

We're talking about QANTAS here. They are very shrewd. If they haven't had a reason for direct international flights in the past I doubt they will introduce them anytime soon. Singapore was the only destination (and not even direct), and that was dropped years ago. New Zealand (Auckland or Christch...
by arki
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2804
Views: 684835

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Frankly I think it is disgusting that Qantas doesn't fly international out of Adelaide and far less likely to do so now given current goings on. But what would be the use of having Qantas fly ADL-SIN (aside from making better use of QFF and Qantas Club)? Especially if it means a stop in either Perth...
by arki
Fri May 08, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 104-106 Currie Street | 117m | 33lvl | Sofitel Hotel
Replies: 757
Views: 271418

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

I was curious from Norman's pic whether the crane has reached the full height of the tower - looks like it may be at or around the height of the final building height now

Image
by arki
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: SA Economy
Replies: 542
Views: 127335

Re: SA Economy

It isn't WA, Queensland or Tasmania consistently creating companies like Drakes or Coopers it is SA. Not sure if sarcastic? WA has national HQs for Wesfarmers, Seven West, Woodside and QLD Suncorp, BOQ, Virgin Aus etc. But sure, we have Drakes, Coopers and Shahin. I am not saying we don't have some...
by arki
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 11 Frome Street | 138m | 37 Levels | Crowne Plaza / Adelaidean | New tallest
Replies: 1652
Views: 403960

[U/C] Re: 11 Frome Street | 138m | 37 Levels | Crowne Plaza / Adelaidean | New tallest

EBG wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:51 pm
As Ben wrote, there is now crown plaza signage at the roof top level, view from west side .Please click on picture for bigger.
My god this looks terrible in full sun.
by arki
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Renaissance Arcade | 132m | 40 Levels | Realm Apartments
Replies: 1361
Views: 382526

[COM] Re: Renaissance Arcade | 132m | 40 Levels | Realm Apartments

I could see it coming down HBR last night. Looks ok, but I was hoping they would light up the 'crown' section in gold since it is quite prominent and would have made more sense in context with the design.
by arki
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million
Replies: 1074
Views: 286422

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

While the tower itself is inoffensive it is obviously not befitting of the site. A bit of curvature would have been nice to give it a point of difference and continuity with the new casino. But at least it will block out the ugliness that has become of 1KWS and Stamford.
by arki
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic
Replies: 1299
Views: 240477

Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

It appears it is now 47 homes/businesses and not 20 which will be demolished for this 'upgrade'. Almost 50 properties to be demolished for $98m Portrush and Magill Rd intersection upgrade https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/messenger/east-hills/almost-50-properties-to-be-demolished-for-98m-portrush-and-m...
by arki
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 11 Frome Street | 138m | 37 Levels | Crowne Plaza / Adelaidean | New tallest
Replies: 1652
Views: 403960

[U/C] Re: 11 Frome Street | 138m | 37 Levels | Crowne Plaza / Adelaidean | New tallest

normh wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:38 pm
Nice photo should probably keep that one, it will be lost soon.
I was thinking that...it's hard to believe that it won't be visible from this (and probably it's best) angle in around 18 months time.