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by Nathan
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4778
Views: 920008

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Name a single public transport project that got delivered in the 1970s anywhere in the world. I can think of a few: San Francisco opened the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) in 1972 Munich, for the Olympics they delivered a big suburban rail renewal and expansion by 1972. London Underground extended t...
by Nathan
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m
Replies: 140
Views: 30984

[PRO] Re: Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m

Renown Park (and the older bits of Brompton/Bowden/Ovingham that front Torrens Rd) is filled with hipsters and “yuppy wankers” now? [emoji849]
by Nathan
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 724
Views: 250025

Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

I think it's time to close Bank Street to cars. It's feeling a bit dingy. I don't know whether the council has cut cleaning shifts, but the entire city has been rather dingy for the last few months. There's far more litter about than usual, both because there's not enough bins (in the right places)...
by Nathan
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: CBD Retail
Replies: 3395
Views: 751586

Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

The Scooter Guy wrote:What happened to Embellish Flowers & Gifts on Grenfell St?
Another victim of COVID?
Saw the response to your speculation on Facebook. Maybe next time do the smallest bit of research before you stick your foot in it.
by Nathan
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Bowden TOD
Replies: 502
Views: 201944

Re: News & Developments: Bowden TOD

28/12/2020 Update for project on the corner along Gibson and Fourth Street and is now at full height (apart from roof). (Correction to my last report on 31/10/2020 - this project is 8 stories not 6). Please click on pictures for bigger, Still not full height. It will have the same 3-level setback a...
by Nathan
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | 55m | 12 Levels | Hotel
Replies: 1036
Views: 311905

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

I guess the idea is they're trying to soften the harsher geometry of the Festival Centre and the future office tower with a more organic pattern. Architects designing the new plaza probably took one look at the old design and the Hajek sculptures and went "heck no!" Will have to wait and see how it...
by Nathan
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: CBD Retail
Replies: 3395
Views: 751586

Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

I hope they can book a better class of advertising for the entrance of our premier retail district. At the moment it's rotating between government PSAs, and a suburban chicken and chip shop (seriously).
by Nathan
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide City Council
Replies: 3705
Views: 669484

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide City Council

It was voted down, but for very much the wrong reasons. It's laughable that the ones that voted it down, were the ones that pushed for the compromised dog leg in the first place. Their interest isn't in doing it right, it's in fucking with the project enough that it ends up never happening. The stat...
by Nathan
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide City Council
Replies: 3705
Views: 669484

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide City Council

Disappointingly the bicycle interest groups are encouraging members to offer vocal support for the proposal (the fatally compromised design they've come up with isn't even guaranteed to pass at council). What a terrible precedent to establish, as if ACC wasn't already beholden to on street car park...
by Nathan
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Port Adelaide
Replies: 1025
Views: 281513

Re: News & Developments: Port Adelaide

The lobby for the new MH Hotel at Dock One, Port Adelaide✨ The interior will entirely honour the 1970s Brutalist architecture in design. https://scontent.fmel3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/129843819_3004906716278472_2465949632243229349_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&ccb=2&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=SqzK3tchBEsAX-VTec0&...
by Nathan
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide City Council
Replies: 3705
Views: 669484

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide City Council

So council is pressing ahead with the bike lane dogleg route, and I was correct that it's to avoid pissing off someone, namely a bunch of law firms on Flinders St who threatened to sue the council if they lost street parking spaces outside their properties. The council needs to grow a backbone and t...
by Nathan
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | 55m | 12 Levels | Hotel
Replies: 1036
Views: 311905

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

I'm not sold on the paving. It's in that weird middle ground where it's trying to reference the Festival Centre geometry, but it's neither adhering to it close enough nor clearly differentiating itself (organic hexagon pattern vs strictly geometric octagon pattern).
by Nathan
Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: Coke site owner plans to build $350m biomed precinct
Replies: 11
Views: 1592

Re: Coke site owner plans to build $350m biomed precinct

Owner of Coca-Cola factory site at Thebarton plans to build a $350m biomedical precinct The former Coca-Cola bottling plant at Thebarton would be transformed into a state-of-the-art biomedical precinct under a $350m plan to breathe new life into the site. Adelaide company Australasian Property Deve...
by Nathan
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Squares and Parklands
Replies: 634
Views: 171513

Re: News & Discussion: Squares and Parklands

I didn't mind that it was a bit harder to "pop in for drinks", since that wasn't the focus (unlike the previous VicSq version). I think the programming was excellent, but perhaps that's because I'm on a similar wavelength to the kind of shows David Sefton likes to curate. I only went to one show on ...
by Nathan
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Squares and Parklands
Replies: 634
Views: 171513

Re: News & Discussion: Squares and Parklands

It's a shame. I liked RCC at Adelaide Uni, particularly since it gave them a lot of venue space to focus a lot more on programming. I wonder what happened.