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Old August 18th, 2006, 09:16 AM   #1
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Which buildings should be renovated?

What do you think will be the next renovated highrise in Brisbane. There are many to choose from, but personally the next I think would be 444 Queen due to it's proximity to new big towers. I surely hope some of the Government buildings like capital hill and the executive building but I wont be holding my breath.

Any others??
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Old August 18th, 2006, 09:23 AM   #2
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85% of QUT Gardens Point with 50% demolished and started again.
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Old August 18th, 2006, 10:11 AM   #3
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Transit Centre, no explanation needed.
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Old August 18th, 2006, 10:23 AM   #4
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Transit centres just need to be rebuilt. I think the Hitachi building! that area is becoming denser...
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Old August 18th, 2006, 10:57 AM   #5
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also the Suncorp Metway building near City Hall
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Old August 18th, 2006, 11:04 AM   #6
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  • Suncorp Building (with the clock)
  • The Elizabeth Street Myer Centre frontage, perhaps knock out that entire wall
  • Elizabeth Street Arcade, I think they should knock the roof out and make it a lane
  • Transit Centre
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Old August 18th, 2006, 11:09 AM   #7
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Suncorp Plaza is being refurbished in 2007.

The Hilton and Sofitel Hotels need external refurbishments.
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Old August 18th, 2006, 11:18 AM   #8
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I cannot believe I forgot the hotels! But yes, they are in desperate need.

Biala also needs to be externally renovated or demolished ASAP. It is the government community health centre, just opposite the Transit Centre. I cannot find a photo right now, but it is brown and sure sticks out.

(Thank God Suncorp is being renovated)
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Old August 18th, 2006, 11:21 AM   #9
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Westpac building next to Post Office square..
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Old August 18th, 2006, 11:29 AM   #10
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What do you think will be the next renovated highrise in Brisbane. There are many to choose from, but personally the next I think would be 444 Queen due to it's proximity to new big towers. I surely hope some of the Government buildings like capital hill and the executive building but I wont be holding my breath.

Any others??
If 444 Queen is the Medibank Private building next to Aurora then i reckon that is number one priority given its aspect from the river.
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Old August 18th, 2006, 01:49 PM   #11
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L Block QUT
Lennons
Executive Building
Mineral House
ALL GOVT BUILDINGS ACTUALLY!!!!!
Central Station Tower
Low rise offices near KGS
Australian Govt Buildings on Edward St & Creek St
AXA Building
Energex Building

Anything uglier than these need to be demolised!
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Old August 18th, 2006, 01:55 PM   #12
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doesn't anyone else think the Hitachi building is butt ugly????
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Old August 18th, 2006, 03:10 PM   #13
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Executive Building
Education House
Mineral House
Lennons
Festival Towers
River Place
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Old August 18th, 2006, 03:30 PM   #14
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Telstra exchange
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Old August 18th, 2006, 08:57 PM   #15
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All of the above.
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Old August 19th, 2006, 01:10 AM   #16
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Mecure Hotel, Carlton & i think its the Holiday Inn?
They look like boxes of vomit in the skyline!
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Old August 19th, 2006, 03:27 AM   #17
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Transit Centre, Parlimentary Annexe, Executive Building and Mineral House.


As for L block at QUT, it will be replaced in a few years anyway.
And most of QUT isn't ugly. Only L, C and V blocks are horrible. The rest are all either (fairly) new or are from the early 1900s.
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Old August 19th, 2006, 04:10 AM   #18
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Mineral House. It looks like it was designed by Stevie Wonder.
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