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Old December 14th, 2006, 09:06 AM   #61
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I agree, this is particularly a problem in Darwin. If you have a look at a map you'll see the airport (which is joint RAAF / commercial) is literally right in the middle of the city - put there well before the city expanded to its current size. Not only does this restrict building heights in the CBD, but it effectively cuts Darwin in half and necessitates long drives around its perimetre just to commute through the city. Hopefully one day they'll relocate to a more appropriate site, there's certainly more than enough empty land for it. Unfortunately, considering the airport has just spent the last two years entirely renovating their terminal I don't think its going to be anytime soon.
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Old January 19th, 2007, 11:52 AM   #62
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Update really moving ahead

Also check out the new website http://www.darwincitywaterfront.com.au/

Convention Centre Plenary UC


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Stock piles notice the cruise liner in at the international cruise terminal


Stokes Hill Road Construction


Wave lagoon piling
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Old January 19th, 2007, 06:16 PM   #63
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Nice updates!!!! 3 weeks and Im there again, Cant wait!!!
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Old February 25th, 2007, 02:24 PM   #64
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I think this project is ahead of schedule. The wet season has been a bit of let down this year, so there haven't been as many down days as would have been expected. Looks like the roof will be going up soon, you can see all of the supports resting against the back ready to go.

The second photo is of what will eventually be the front of the convention centre. I think its going to look great.


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Old February 26th, 2007, 01:07 AM   #65
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Old February 28th, 2007, 02:38 PM   #66
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The should have just run the Star Princess aground, it would be almost as big as the CBD and at 16 or something floors not bad on the height either!
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Old March 28th, 2007, 05:55 AM   #67
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i really like this development. i'm looking forward to seeing it full steam ahead when i next visit darwin!
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Old March 29th, 2007, 01:48 PM   #68
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This is a great photo I've "borrowed" from the NT waterfront website. I like it because you can see the Pandanas development rising in the background, as well Darwin's current tallest The Marrakai in the distance. The convention centre's actually moved on a bit from this and they've begun to attach the roof! (and yes, that's the crane for Evolution on the far right)

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Old March 29th, 2007, 03:45 PM   #69
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wow, thats great. been waiting a while to see skyline with new ones.
when they start to reach above 50m then they will stand out.
# far right is ch8 tv tower which at 72m has been tallest structure for years! until pandanas and evolution will surpass this year
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Old March 29th, 2007, 05:39 PM   #70
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whats that massive hole just behind the convention centre?
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Old March 30th, 2007, 12:55 AM   #71
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That's going to be a wave pool - right in front of the convention centre! A croc-free stinger-free lagoon and beach with actual waves. What a great way to promote the Darwin lifestyle to tourists!
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Old March 30th, 2007, 01:18 AM   #72
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^what a fabulous idea!!!
"A croc-free stinger-free lagoon and beach with actual waves" is what we all want! lol
Darwin continues to impress
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Old March 30th, 2007, 02:12 AM   #73
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i am really keen to get up there now! i like darwin, last time i was there i had a ball. the nightlife was great. about that hole, dilaz may have been thinking about the one i was wondering about. that's the hole behind the centre just to the left and above. it looks like it has a sheer drop in it, like a dirt cliff face and seems to be along the tree line. it's just to the left of the apartments you can see behind the centre. any idea?
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Old March 30th, 2007, 03:20 AM   #74
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Old March 30th, 2007, 03:40 AM   #75
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I'm impressed, Darwin. But the original renders of the aprtamnet blocks seemed to be covered in wooden slats, like udner the eaves of the convention centre. What happened? Did that get abandoned?
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Old March 30th, 2007, 03:42 AM   #76
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It looks great and im really happy they're finally attempting to create a croc, jellyfish and shark free pool. I went to Northern Territory University for a year and we were always afraid to swim everywhere. Even in the pools of water that was left there when the tide went out.
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 09:01 AM   #78
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Looks fantastic, very exotic. And so modern! Still have pics of 70's Darwin, what a dive. Cant wait for a comparison photo from the air once all this stuff is built. (inc the talls in the city grid)
Whats with the eastern side of the city, it looks like there's dirt washed up all along the shore.

Notice they never put fat people in renders.
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 12:07 PM   #79
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I think the dirt you're referring to is Perkins Shipping ship yard. I quite like the fact that this waterfront project is actually retaining its links to commercial shipping - you can see the new port facilities from the wharf, plus the tugboats, customs ships and pearling luggers are regularly moored at the wharf itself. Its saves the whole project from becoming too sterile.
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i am really keen to get up there now! i like darwin, last time i was there i had a ball. the nightlife was great. about that hole, dilaz may have been thinking about the one i was wondering about. that's the hole behind the centre just to the left and above. it looks like it has a sheer drop in it, like a dirt cliff face and seems to be along the tree line. it's just to the left of the apartments you can see behind the centre. any idea?
Ah! The hole you refer to actually belongs to Arkaba House, a multi-story residential development to be built on the escarpement overlooking the waterfront development. Views to kill for. I think there are renderings of it hidden in the Darwin Projects thread.
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