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Old November 17th, 2004, 11:21 PM   #21
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wow, so thats Tarong power station?
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Old November 18th, 2004, 02:54 AM   #22
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i did good didnt I
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Old November 20th, 2004, 08:27 AM   #23
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i took this picture looking North east from the lookout atop the bunya mountains

(especially for you cul

do you know heights for these stacks cul? how do they compare? as in are they in the top 10 of qld or aus?
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Old November 23rd, 2004, 12:20 PM   #24
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South Sydney classic landmark: Waverley incinerator.

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Old November 23rd, 2004, 12:47 PM   #25
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danubis. both stacks are 210m tall.
randwicked- yes i love this stack. i measured it last year at 68m.being built of concrete it is scheduled to be demolished to make way for the green square highrise.
but recently some locals are trying to keep the stack in new plans. I think it should remain and painted by local aborigines as worlds tallest digeridoo! what a landmark!serious.it could be located in plaza. it would definatley become a meeting place to take photos ect.
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Old November 24th, 2004, 01:38 AM   #26
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sorry guys, I just can't see the appeal in stacks, but thats just an opinion.
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Old November 24th, 2004, 03:37 AM   #27
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^serious? have you ever been under one? there fantastic tall structures! the quintessential i reckon! but my fav tall structure is the BRICK chimney! now theres a separate kettle of fish! wonderful workmanship by bricklayers. true engineering feats.i could look at them for hours. i actually find them more intersting then skyscrapers.
heres my fav chimney in Australia. The smelter at Mount morgan mines, QLD. At 76m/250ft it was tallest brick stack ever built in Australia.Still stands proud today as tourist attraction at mines.750,000 bricks!
the top ornate head was removed in 1991 due unstability,its now 69m.







check this out! the sheer size of the stack can be seen. On completion in 1905 it was 2nd tallest free standing structure in Australia, just 2m lower then shot tower in Clifton Hill.



just after completion with ornate head intact
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Old November 25th, 2004, 11:42 PM   #28
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some more historic brick chimneys of Australia
Beehive stack at maldon, VIC
1861
30m


one of my fav brick structures! the massive smelter stack at Wallaroo,SA
in 1861, there wasnt anything bigger in Australia!! Its 7ft thick at base. Checkout the size of the two men standing near it.



an elgant stack
The Mortlake , VIC steam flour mill chiimney! gorgeous Bluestone 1854.


they dont get any older than this one
Glen Osmond,SA, old mine flue 1841


The Warribanno Chimney near Ajana,WA. all that remains of the 105ft mine stack
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Old December 3rd, 2004, 08:31 AM   #29
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Continuing the theme, here's the Ross River Meatworks Chimney, Townsville.
Height: 40m (thanks to Culwulla)

It was built in 1891 and was operational until 1995 when the meatworks closed down & were later demolished and the area was turned into a housing estate - Fairfield Waters - the chimney remains and the developers tell me they will be building units around it eventually although that it hasn't yet been touched seems like sour grapes that they couldn't knock it down.

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Old December 3rd, 2004, 12:14 PM   #30
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magnificent oriolus! thanks . i have some photos from far away but this is brilliant. dont you just love the craftmanship. brick chimneys are so awesome. a great reminder of a bygone era. i think tis great how the devlopers intergrate them with the new complex.there are many examples of this preservation all around Australia.
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Old December 3rd, 2004, 12:26 PM   #31
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Yeh, I love the top - here's a close up - nice patchwork of different brick colours.

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Old December 3rd, 2004, 12:32 PM   #32
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Anyone know anything about these stacks in Bendigo or if they have been demolished?





There is a date of 1854 mentioned but I don't know for which one.
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Old December 3rd, 2004, 12:49 PM   #33
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thanks again oriolus. the crown is always a great part of the stack. unfortunatley this is the section that suffers the most detoriation due to chemicals pouring out over the many years and acid attacks the brickwork.so the top is either removed altogther or rebuilt. Ill post a close up of a 46m stack in randwick, sydney. it probably has the best crown in Australia! it really is amazing. The crown of the stack (2m high)is set above a pair of raised brick bands which curve outwards. Engaged piers in the form of brackets encircle the stack (3.5m dia) & support a corbelled ring of brickwork which form the crown at the top. A smaller brick ring tops the crown.

Grollo- im pretty sure there long gone. its a pity. they were really old. ive seen them before. the top one is the old one. the taller one was part of a mine i think?

the only brick chimneys remaining in bendigo are-
North Debrah Quartz Gold Mine stack
Bendigo Gaol chimney
Bendigo Pottery Kiln Chimney, Epsom
Anne Caudle Hospital boiler stack- whopper! 46m!
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Old December 3rd, 2004, 01:22 PM   #34
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Exterior of the Carlton brewery boiler house in 1938:
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Old December 3rd, 2004, 01:44 PM   #35
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^ yes that was a beauty! it stood 46m/150ft and was built in 1906. it was demolished in 1992.
probably the greatest brick stacks built in Vic were the twin stacks at Richmond Power station.
the tallest one stood 59m and was built in 1923. it was pulled down in 1985.
the first thinner stack stood 57m and was built 1919. it was pulled down in 1975.


ive got great news paper articles on the guys that dismantled the monster stacks.
pic of tallest/larger stack. classic top section.

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Old December 3rd, 2004, 02:09 PM   #36
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Yeah the demolition of the CUB stack in 1992 was an terrible act of vandalism. The site is so big they could have easily kept it and it is still just a vacant lot now 12 years later.
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Old December 3rd, 2004, 03:30 PM   #37
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yes. nothing was wrong with stack either.
same with the gorgeous ornate 53m stack which was located on Russell st as part of Queen Vic hospital boiler house. it was pulled down to make way for the BHP bldg ect. but when i see where stack was compared to BHP. it would have sat nicely between BHP & the res tower, in new thoroughfare.
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Old December 8th, 2004, 01:24 PM   #38
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heard sad news today that the pasminco smelter in cockle Creek, west of newcastle is going to be demolished.
most of bldgs are crap, no real historic structures even though plant started in 1907. it once had a massive 40m brick stack but it was bulldozed years ago. the 103m concrete stack has been a familiar landmark since 1970's. i think it should remain as a momento .
its amazing how council gave approval for everything to be demolished.
small pic of plant at left.

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Old December 8th, 2004, 01:37 PM   #39
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How thin are the concrete shells of some of those big stacks (200 m+)?
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Old February 16th, 2005, 07:34 AM   #40
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^ i dont think they go less then 300mm thick?
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