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by ml69
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Vision: CBD Underground Rail Loop
Replies: 48
Views: 13222

Re: Vision: CBD Underground Rail Loop

I like the idea of a really big 2-level rail tunnel with station incorporated into the tunnel itself. It mitigates a big concern of mine which was whether we could afford a rail tunnel with multiple CBD stations due to the enormous cost of constructing the underground stations. With this arrangement...
by ml69
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Vision: CBD Underground Rail Loop
Replies: 48
Views: 13222

Re: Vision: CBD Underground Rail Loop

There are TBMs that can dig diagonally down for escalator shafts. Here is an article on one used for the St Petersburg Metro: https://www.tunneltalk.com/TunnelTech-Aug12-Herrenknecht-technology-tackles-St-Petersburg-declining-metro-escalator.php Why couldn’t they build escalators within that 25m di...
by ml69
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] Central Market
Replies: 32
Views: 5479

[VIS] Re: Central Market

TorrensSA wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:28 pm
The promenade would end at about the middle of where the current Coles is, it looks to be about 25m wide
The promenade can’t possibly be 25m wide. That would make it as wide as Rundle Mall.
I think you are being fooled by the perspective view. It’s probably between 12-15m wide.
by ml69
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] Central Market
Replies: 32
Views: 5479

[VIS] Re: Central Market

I normally prefer extensions to heritage buildings to be modern in design and contrast (but still respect) the existing heritage building.

However, with the Central Market redevelopment, the extension of the heritage brickwork just feels like the right thing to do. I really like it.
by ml69
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] Central Market
Replies: 32
Views: 5479

[VIS] Re: Central Market

I wonder where the current stalllholders would go while the market is redeveloped? Simply having the central market disappear for a couple of years would be awful. The market is not not being redeveloped just the area where coles and the arcade is. In this image it certainly looks to me like the un...
by ml69
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)
Replies: 638
Views: 129846

[SWP] Re: Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)

I know people are wishing for contemporary art galleries and science museums etc ... but the reality (barring a change of state govt) is that we’re going to get an Indigenous Art and Culture Gallery. So the question is ... how can it be made interesting and engaging? Perhaps a good model to follow i...
by ml69
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Events in South Australia
Topic: Mad March 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 5561

Re: Mad March 2019

Interesting that 200000 have attended Yabarra. Of all the great things about the festival, this wasn't one of them. I thought the display was most underwhelming, and some of the inflatable displays downright tacky. People wandering around on the bank seemed to be a bit lost, bored or bewildered. I ...
by ml69
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Shift Hindmarsh Stadium into the city
Replies: 24
Views: 3487

Re: Shift Hindmarsh Stadium into the city

1NEEDS2POST wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:51 pm
Is there even enough room over the marshalling yards to build a stadium or will it slightly encroach on the parklands?
Marshalling yards are too narrow .... most of the stadium will end up on top of existing parkland.
by ml69
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: O-Bahn
Replies: 1461
Views: 225361

Re: News & Discussion: O-Bahn

Park and ride is an idea that should only be tried on the urban fringe. It just moves the traffic jam out of the city and into a suburb. Many people use public transport because they don't have a car—park and ride forces you to buy one. What? How does park n ride force you to buy a car? If you don’...
by ml69
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1855
Views: 276729

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

There was already a plan drawn for this leading up the last state election (by someone involved or formerly with the DPTI), the plan involved building a viaduct through Brown Hill Creek etc from Mitcham Station and then taking the line up the centre of the freeway once you hit the section of the fr...
by ml69
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] 269 North Terrace | 118m | 36 Levels | Student accommodation
Replies: 314
Views: 74975

[APP] Re: 269 North Terrace | 118m | 36 Levels | Student accommodation

Pikey wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:00 pm
This half concrete/half glass facade sounds horrible....

Yikes.
Retro design circa 1985.
by ml69
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1855
Views: 276729

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

I may have misunderstood you. I was thinking of the loop through Belair/Blackwood/Eden Hills as the problem. Are you meaning the section from Bridgewater through Balhannah and Nairne? Yes. Removing that giant deviation would speed up a passenger service significantly. As you say though, the freeway...
by ml69
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] 51 Pirie Street | 114m | 28 Levels | Hyatt
Replies: 395
Views: 93656

[APP] Re: 51 Pirie Street | 153m | 40lvls | Hotel

Ben wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:26 am
DA is being lodged today. We will finally know the details.
Seriously hope it’s a 150m+ tower ... perfect location for a new tallest as it will appear in the middle of the CBD skyline from most angles.

Fingers and toes are crossed ....
by ml69
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] GPO Exchange | 85m | 22 Levels | Office
Replies: 456
Views: 122243

[COM] Re: GPO Exchange | 85m | 22 Levels | Office

Seems to me that it's an ordinary design being lifted by quality glazing, amidst other buildings of even more ordinary design with rather low quality glazing. It looks good where it is, but that doesn't necessarily make it good. I didn’t quite realise the impact that quality reflective glazing coul...
by ml69
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] 64 Currie Street | 92m | 25 Levels | QT Hotel/Office
Replies: 321
Views: 105493

[APP] Re: 64 Currie Street | ~100m | 25 Levels | QT Hotel

The arches are nice touch to the podium but nothing exciting about yet another box tower design. That said, Currie Street needs the investment, and it'd be great to see another development finally get going (it feels like, for all the proposals in the last 2 years, very few have or are likely to). ...