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Old October 9th, 2017, 06:10 AM   #201
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Will be interesting to see what they do with it but am assuming they will be creating a foundation for some type of demolition crane/gantry.
It looks like the crane footings are going in now.

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Old October 10th, 2017, 01:24 AM   #202
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Thanks for the photo Idiom.

I am guessing its for some type of structure to allow safe demolition but no real idea what it actually is so will watch this site with real interest.
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Old October 11th, 2017, 03:26 AM   #203
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Well, I had a closer look yesterday and they are certainly building a solid foundation for something. The pile driver was still at work too as it rumbled along up the hill creaking and groaning away.



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Old October 20th, 2017, 05:37 AM   #204
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Just a flat surface for a mobile crane which is busy at work now. Already holes in the lowest floor with temp beams poking out. 10 Murray St is no longer in its former glory. All photos are precious memories now.
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Old October 25th, 2017, 12:26 PM   #205
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Old November 1st, 2017, 01:10 AM   #206
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If this report from the Mercury is correct, we might have another tower crane on site shortly albeit if only for a small amount of time to accommodate the demo works...going to be a pretty flash hotel by the looks of the room mock ups.

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Landmark building ready to come down piece by piece to create an open plaza

ANNE MATHER, Mercury
October 31, 2017 10:48pm

DEMOLITION of a landmark Hobart building could begin as early as this month to make way for or an open plaza with restaurants, shops and bars.

Scaffolding will be erected around 10 Murray St before the piecemeal demolition process begins in late November or early December.

The slow process is expected to take six months, with concrete cutters chomping at the building from the top down.

The old government office block is being brought down as part of the completion of the Parliament Square development.

The 128-room hotel, which marks the debut of Marriott International in Tasmania, will be housed in an assortment of repurposed heritage buildings.

Marriot regional vice president Sean Hunt was in Hobart on Tuesday to reveal the name of the new hotel: The Tasman.

The name of the new hotel was revealed at a special event in Parliament Square, where guests were shown a mock-up luxury room.

Construction manager Barney Phillips said scaffolding would be erected around the building and a tower crane placed beside it.

The crane will lift off small chunks of concrete from the top down, using cutters perched on the roof.

Concrete will be brought down to ground level via internal chutes and the building will be covered to reduce the dispersal of dust.

The 1960s office block was the subject of a long-running campaign to save it from demolition, on the grounds it was a landmark example of 20th century architecture. The appeals were lost.
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Old November 2nd, 2017, 04:25 AM   #207
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Yep OP1 looks like another tower crane!

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Demolished 10 Murray to be recycled
ANNE MATHER, Mercury
13 minutes ago
AS preparations begin for the biggest demolition in the state’s history, plans are afoot to ensure 10 Murray St finds life in different forms.

In the future motorists may even find themselves driving on the old state office block — unaware its remains form the road base beneath them.

Concrete cutters will be positioned on the top of the 1960s building within weeks, with materials assessed for their recycling value as the building is brought down.

The demolition team said all recyclable materials would be recycled.

Structural materials will be transported and recycled at the Hazell Bros quarry for use in the construction industry.

If suitable, some materials could be used as road base.

Metal reinforcement materials will be transported to a steel recycling plant.

Scaffolding will be erected around 10 Murray St before the piecemeal demolition process begins late November or early December.

The 14-storey building is being brought down as part of the redevelopment of Parliament Square.

A safety zone has been erected on the Parliament side of Murray St, with a person on guard to ensure pedestrians are clear of the site.

Office workers moved out several weeks ago, into the Salamanca Building behind the site.

Construction manager Barney Phillips said earlier this week scaffolding would be erected around 10 Murray St soon and a tower crane placed beside it.

The crane will lift small chunks of concrete from the top down, using cutters perched on the roof. Concrete will be brought to ground level via internal chutes, and the building will be covered to reduce the dispersal of dust.

When the demolition was announced in 2009, a Supreme Court appeal was launched to save the building and an online petition started.

The long-running campaign was on the grounds the building is a landmark example of 20th century architecture.

There were also concerns that demolition was wasteful, with suggestions put forward for adaptive re-use of the building.
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Old November 2nd, 2017, 08:11 AM   #208
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Apparently when the scaffolding is erected and sheeting material finally envelopes the entire strcuture that's known in the industry as placing the building's 'death shroud'....
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Old November 8th, 2017, 07:33 AM   #209
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Looks like the preparations for the installation of the tower crane are close to being completed. Very substantial concrete platforms are now in place with heavy steel frames attached just up the road aways from the Alimak hoist.

Will be very interesting to see what this beast looks like when it finally arrives.
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Old November 18th, 2017, 12:36 AM   #210
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Crane's going up:









It's certainly a decent size - and white just to keep in with the theme.
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Old November 19th, 2017, 10:46 PM   #211
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Old November 20th, 2017, 01:14 AM   #212
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Sensational photos Rover. It will be interesting to see if this crane will also be used to construct the upper levels of the hotel on the site. Seems to be in the perfect location to do that.
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Old December 6th, 2017, 11:38 PM   #214
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Some concrete blocks going up in front of 12 Murray. Any idea what they're for?


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Possibly bracing for the face of the building during demolition of the main portion of the building. Similar to the old Myer building on Murray Street.
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Definitely some form of superstucture - you can see elements of the white painted steel in the foreground and on the roof of the sandstone building. My guess is that it is a platform/gantry for holding builders site sheds and maybe some form of loading dock for materials for the new hotel?
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From today's Mercury;

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WORK is cracking on to remove one of the Hobart waterfront’s most divisive public buildings from the streetscape.

An eagle-eyed reader sent in this picture yesterday of heavy equipment being craned on to the top of 10 Murray St — a 1960s office building being demolished as part of the Parliament Square project.

A Mercury reader took this picture of heavy equipment being craned to the top of 10 Murray St as part of the long-awaited demolition process.

A safety zone has been erected on the Parliament side of Murray St, with a tower crane in place.

Office workers moved out of the 14-storey structure months ago in preparation for its demise — billed as the biggest demolition in the island state’s history.

Construction manager Barney Phillips told the Mercury in November the tower crane would lift small chunks of concrete from the top down, using cutters perched on the roof.

Concrete will be brought to ground level via internal chutes, and the building will be covered to reduce the dispersal of dust.

When the demolition was announced in 2009, a Supreme Court appeal was launched to save the building and an online petition started.

The long-running campaign focused on the building being a landmark example of 20th century Brutalist architecture.

There were also concerns that demolition was wasteful, with suggestions put forward for adaptive re-use of the building.

Structural materials will be transported and recycled at the Hazell Bros quarry for use in the construction industry.

If suitable, some materials could be used as road base. Metal reinforcement materials will be transported to a steel recycling plant.

Comment has been sought on how long the demolition procress is expected to take.
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Old December 7th, 2017, 05:51 AM   #218
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Current (blurry) status.

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Old December 7th, 2017, 05:52 AM   #219
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These aren't my photos, they were sent to me by another interested building development observer.
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The more I think about it the more convinced I am that it is a protective gantry and site shed platform.

Its going to take at least 6 months to demolish 10 Murray Street and if they cant start work on the new hotel until after then they will have no hope of meeting the opening date deadline of October next year (that will slip to December, I suspect).

So I am guessing that hotel construction workers will be coming and going protected under this thing while 10 Murray Street is being razed to the ground.

Next step will be the placement of the death shroud, I reckon.
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