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Old February 15th, 2004, 10:58 AM   #1
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#Completed: Brisbane Central -12st/54m/office

Proposed redevelopment of the old cinemas in Albert Street. Design is by Ashton Raggat McDougall with Arkhefield. Will also include upgrade of shoppng strip to the queen st mall.



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Old February 16th, 2004, 09:42 AM   #2
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Wow. That's certainly different!
Funk it up.

I wonder who will be signing up for floor space?
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Old February 16th, 2004, 09:45 AM   #3
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What a modern design, nearly shagadelic baby!

How many levels is this?
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Old February 16th, 2004, 09:59 AM   #4
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Not bad! I liked the older design better, but it was taller so there you go.

Looks good anyway.

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Old February 16th, 2004, 11:51 AM   #5
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Where are all the homeless people going to sleep now?
The Elizabeth st side was a haven for a lot of them........
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Old February 16th, 2004, 12:26 PM   #6
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How many levels is this?
11 stories.

I like the design, but because of the lack height I have to go for the old design.

But it is definitely better than what is there currently.
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Old February 16th, 2004, 12:37 PM   #7
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Where are all the homeless people going to sleep now?
The Elizabeth st side was a haven for a lot of them........
I was thinking the same thing. Not to mention the food van that dishes out meals there on the side of the road.
I guess they might find a new location during construction and may not migrate back after completion?
I take it there is no covered shelter anywhere in the CBD like Vinnies have across town?
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Old February 16th, 2004, 12:41 PM   #8
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I was thinking the same thing. Not to mention the food van that dishes out meals there on the side of the road.
I guess they might find a new location during construction and may not migrate back after completion?
I take it there is no covered shelter anywhere in the CBD like Vinnies have across town?
Poor bastards, alot of them got kicked out when 'Borders Books' when up diagnally across - now this !!!. Oh well they still got the bus shelter at North Quay.......
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Old February 17th, 2004, 04:13 AM   #9
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Wow, I like it! Now all they need to do is stick big neon billboards over it now.
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Old February 17th, 2004, 01:56 PM   #10
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IMO Its nothing special. From that image I perceive it to be just a very ordinary building, wrapped in a very crude facade. Its quite a 'cold' building really. Hope this comment isn't seen as unduly harsh. Its just my opinion!

Its like the James Street markets. The kind of building where a brisbanite can take their friends who are up from Melbourne, and say (or casually insinuate) "look we can be funky too!"

Despite this, I think its a lot more interesting than all the other mid-rise commercial blocks of recent years. So Im cautiously optimistic about this one.

It looks to me like the development also involves a reworking of the podium facade for the T&G building. And obviously the plaza space in Albert street. Just like the Brisbane Square project im more interested in how this space will work.

Thanks Fountainhead for the pic!
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Old February 17th, 2004, 03:53 PM   #11
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IMO Its nothing special. From that image I perceive it to be just a very ordinary building, wrapped in a very crude facade. Its quite a 'cold' building really. Hope this comment isn't seen as unduly harsh. Its just my opinion!

Its like the James Street markets. The kind of building where a brisbanite can take their friends who are up from Melbourne, and say (or casually insinuate) "look we can be funky too!"

Despite this, I think its a lot more interesting than all the other mid-rise commercial blocks of recent years. So Im cautiously optimistic about this one.

It looks to me like the development also involves a reworking of the podium facade for the T&G building. And obviously the plaza space in Albert street. Just like the Brisbane Square project im more interested in how this space will work.

Thanks Fountainhead for the pic!
I agree with some of what you're saying B2. It doesn't seem like anything that special - but for the site I think it's quite good - they could do worse. (Although it would be nice to go up and over the T&G building). I kind of like what looks to be a balcony up the top.

And I was also of the opinion that the parts of the podium facade of T&G look to be earmarked for reworking.

I'm not sure the space in between this building and myer centre will actually change very much - vehicles still have to be able to get to the myer centre delivery tunnel. Just looks like they'll put the new tiles down, and maybe a couple of trees.

With regard to the Brisbane Square project - I'm interested in the building just as much if not more then the public space below! ;-)
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Old May 26th, 2004, 03:40 AM   #12
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looks like tokyo or hong kong
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Old May 26th, 2004, 04:49 AM   #13
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looks like tokyo or hong kong
Agreed, One thing about Brisbane and it may be just personal but its whats happening on the ground and some of the lower rise buildings that have me excited.

Its all about interactions with the street.

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Old May 26th, 2004, 04:50 AM   #14
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not bad, pity about the peice of shit behind it in the pic, bulldozer time i say
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Old August 19th, 2004, 02:48 AM   #15
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Anything On This One?
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Old October 22nd, 2004, 12:55 AM   #16
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Prime Site in the Courier Mail today reports that demolition of the old cinema building will start on Monday.
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Old October 22nd, 2004, 01:07 AM   #17
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yay. More shops
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Old October 22nd, 2004, 09:42 AM   #18
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It kinda looks like the Mitchell Centre in Darwin (The Back Tower) or is that T&G.
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Old October 22nd, 2004, 09:44 AM   #19
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it is T&G lol
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Old October 22nd, 2004, 09:53 AM   #20
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Okay, My mistake. It looks Impressive though (175 Albert). So is it like a Shopping Centre and Commercial Building.
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