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by ml69
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Commonwealth Games in Adelaide
Replies: 210
Views: 53890

Re: Commonwealth Games in Adelaide

There’s an article on AdelaideNow that the Commonwealth Games bid is on the brink of collapse because the $3.5 billion cost is too high. How could it cost that much? I though we were trumpeting that we could host it quite inexpensively because most of the sporting infrastructure already exists? The ...
by ml69
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] GPO Exchange | 85m | 22 Levels | Office
Replies: 441
Views: 116846

[U/C] Re: GPO Exchange | 85m | 22 Levels | Office

Signage. https://i.imgur.com/B5v4qBq.jpg https://i.imgur.com/mMXO1Kf.jpg The glazing is very good, which has saved this building from being a bland shocker. But I’m still of the opinion that the square window proportions are wrong. Either horizontally or vertically proportioned windows would have b...
by ml69
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: CBD Retail
Replies: 3118
Views: 574855

Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

To me, the only places suitable in the city for high-end luxury is North Tce between KWS and Charles St, or the GPO building — the latter ideally combined with both the Victoria Square and Market Arcade developments fully completed. I’d have thought refurbing the old Gallerie on Gawler Place betwee...
by ml69
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | 55m | 12 Levels | Hotel
Replies: 767
Views: 181519

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

Recently returned from Brisbane. The Riverside area in the picture is pulsating with life day and night, as is Southbank just around the bend. We might not like their building design but we can learn a lot about how to activate an urban riverside precinct. The casino hotel will be central to that, ...
by ml69
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Low/Mid-Rise CBD Development
Replies: 1622
Views: 422172

Re: News & Discussion: Low/Mid-Rise CBD Development

Ben wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:08 pm
Extension of 3 - 5 levels of this office building opposite the RAh is expected to be approved by the ACC next week.
From a construction, structural integrity viewpoint, how do you do that ON TOP of an existing building?

Note I’m not a builder or engineer. Just interested in knowing.
by ml69
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | 55m | 12 Levels | Hotel
Replies: 767
Views: 181519

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

From today. Wasn't quite sure how much I was capturing because I couldn't see anything on my screen due to the sun. . https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190908/c0c8a67ac3533bb7602bded680d4d103.jpg What a ripper. Love this building and how it changes mood during the day due to the reflections off th...
by ml69
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Beyond South Australia
Topic: Melbourne Suburban Rail Loop
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: Melbourne Suburban Rail Loop

Well there is a plan for AdeLINK, it's just dead under this government. AdeLINK wasn’t a plan (yet). It was a vision. Has there actually been any design/planning work done on it in the past 5 years since it was announced? There was some feasibility study done on the PortLINK line ... that’s all I’m...
by ml69
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4390
Views: 588662

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

We knew that the Libs weren't going to send trams beyond the parklands, but now they've also abandoned their CBD trams election promise (North Adelaide + City Loop)... Whoops! What?? When was this confirmed, or is it your speculation? The North Adelaide and City Loop trams were part of their electi...
by ml69
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Beyond South Australia
Topic: Melbourne Suburban Rail Loop
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: Melbourne Suburban Rail Loop

Other capital cities are seeing the value of improving their public transport networks to improve access and reduce traffic congestion, and either constructing now or planning new lines for the future. Examples: Melbourne - Melbourne Metro tunnel, Suburban Rail Loop Sydney - Metro NW and Metro SW Br...
by ml69
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4390
Views: 588662

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Spotto wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:45 pm
We knew that the Libs weren't going to send trams beyond the parklands, but now they've also abandoned their CBD trams election promise (North Adelaide + City Loop)... Whoops!
What?? When was this confirmed, or is it your speculation?
by ml69
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 598
Views: 174645

Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

Patrick_27 wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:11 pm
With regards to the planter boxes, I don't have a problem with them in laneways such as this. But I note that they're popping up around the place of late, notably on North Terrace and they kind of look tacky... Why not make proper gardens?
Planter boxes are waaaay cheaper and easier to do.
by ml69
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] New Womens and Childrens Hospital
Replies: 90
Views: 26527

[VIS] Re: New Womens and Childrens Hospital

C&G, who did the new Calvary hospital, reckon they can build the nWCH on time and at an affordable cost. https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/sas-biggest-private-building-soon-to-open-as-a-345-million-hospital/news-story/27d15330c0040010ae27ed8940bcdc73 posted the whole article in th...
by ml69
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] Memorial Drive upgrade
Replies: 443
Views: 82037

[VIS] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

Why would we split up the potential CBD sports precinct by moving the Tennis out to what is effectively the middle of nowhere as far as public transport and hospitality/retail is concerned instead of moving the Netball to Memorial Drive? As far as I'm concerned, there is a lack of room to expand th...
by ml69
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4055
Views: 584395

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Sorry I’m not up with the latest news on Regency to Pym, but is this section now fully-funded in the forward budget estimates? Ie proper site works will start after demo work and service relocations? Yep, fully funded now, with the project due for completion in 2022. Thanks. Good news that the N-S ...
by ml69
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4055
Views: 584395

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Sorry I’m not up with the latest news on Regency to Pym, but is this section now fully-funded in the forward budget estimates? Ie proper site works will start after demo work and service relocations?