Me too. State Bank may be a matter of opinion, but the one that even to this day I still get mad about is the Gerard and Goodman building being knocked over for Dwell! Could have been something amazing if it had been integrated with a half decent design.SRW wrote: ↑Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:02 pm
I'd like to think that this will force developers to give greater weight to protecting and incorporating local heritage items, but the success this time (versus the former State Bank building) probably has more to do with Art Deco having a dedicated fan base prepared to advocate.
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All high-rise, low-rise and street developments in the Adelaide and North Adelaide areas.
Its cheap though. Tell me, where else in Adelaide you can get a decent lunch for under 10 dollars? You would struggle to find that even in Chinatown now that the Western food court there has been gentrified.
Luxury shops like Gucci and Louis Vuitton might make Adelaide look more prestigious, but they are completely useless to the vast majority of people who can't afford to shop there.
Like other people have pointed out, this food court is extremely well patronised, because it offers such good value, in such a convenient place.
I'm not opposed to this site being developed, but we all need to think twice before cheering on the replacement of everything that looks a bit tacky with shiny new expensive places that give Adelaide face but fail to serve the vast majority of its people.
It is good for the economy though. Yes, it isn't the same vote of confidence as if it was entirely funded by private investment, but it is still investment, which stimulates the construction sector and moves money through the economy.rev wrote: ↑Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:59 pmI think some of you are missing the point that he's trying to make.
If some of you think that this, more government office space, is a good thing for the economy, as opposed to the private sector taking up floor space, then you should do some research.
Pandemic aside, office space built for government is not a good sign.
I mean sure, we're getting a nice new shiny building to the relatively low skyline. But a sign of real confidence in the market and economy would be if that office space (Regardless of height) was being built for a private sector tenant.
But you all knew that right.
Anyway lets see if the design posted actually ends up getting built and isn't watered down.
Furthermore, by making this investment and moving its operations into this building, the government will vacate other office space in Adelaide. The oversupply of office space this creates puts downward pressure on commercial rent prices in the CBD, which encourages private investment in Adelaide.
The government isn't going to be leasing the whole building anyway.