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

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

#346 Post by AndyWelsh » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:23 pm

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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.
Exactly what the site needed. I disagree with the point commonly made that this needed to be an 'iconic' design, and thankfully none of those alternative designs proposed ever got up because they were all very unimpressive.

The iconic building here is the GPO not the office tower. What it needs is a timeless and understated design that compliments it, rather than one that attempts to overshadow or detract from it.
I was literally thinking the same day thing today when taking that last photo.


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#347 Post by AndyWelsh » Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:11 pm

Quick comparison to what was proposed from a similar angle:

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#348 Post by Ser Noit of Loit » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:28 pm

I daresay it looks better in real life.

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#349 Post by ml69 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:31 pm

rhino wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:31 pm
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 could have on a design. Lifts the design enormously.

Also the cladding panels are just the right colour/tone to complement the GPO building.

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#350 Post by Pikey » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:15 pm

From what I can see from my office, the jump form on the core is now being dismantled. This tower has topped out.
Walking on over....

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#351 Post by phenom » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:26 pm

Pikey wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:15 pm
From what I can see from my office, the jump form on the core is now being dismantled. This tower has topped out.
Now all done from what I can see!
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#352 Post by wilkiebarkid » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:01 pm

From Sunday 3/3

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#353 Post by Plasmatron » Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:20 am

Also from last Sunday, but a closer view. (3/3/2019)

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#354 Post by Ben » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:43 pm

From today.

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#355 Post by Patrick_27 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:42 pm

Fark. The glazing on this building is amazing. I just wish they had kept the original podium design, sandstone finish.

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#356 Post by Pikey » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:45 pm

My pics from yesterday morning.

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#357 Post by Norman » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:51 pm

The GPO Exchange building with Tower 8

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#358 Post by Norman » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:11 pm

There is a topping out tree on site, but I'm not sure of it's going up or coming down.

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#359 Post by citywatcher » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:09 pm

It's on top so this has reached full height

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#360 Post by NTRabbit » Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:37 am

They showed the topping out ceremony on 9 news tonight

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