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Old May 28th, 2005, 07:11 AM   #141
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you comming over some time Mello? or just wanting to?


Everyday at the trainstation it looks taller and taller.
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Old May 29th, 2005, 07:40 PM   #142
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I'm going to start working on my Visa soon and possibly go to the Australian consulate in LA to talk to them. I'm really getting sick of California, the future here for quality of life looks very grim. San Diego and LA are simply too auto dependent and expensive. Yeah the weather is nice but it is just not worth the cost of housing. Crappy one bedroom apartments in less then desirable areas rent for $800 dollars a month.

The middle class is virtually dissapearing here, it is a land of the haves and have nots and it is getting quite depressing. Melbourne looks like the best place for me since I can't stand humidity and the from the photos I've seen Melbourne looks like the most fascinating Aussie city by far and the least auto dependent. Would you say it has the best public transport of any Aussie city, is it easier to live car free there or Sydney?
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Old May 29th, 2005, 07:52 PM   #143
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Old May 31st, 2005, 12:12 PM   #144
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Would you say it has the best public transport of any Aussie city, is it easier to live car free there or Sydney?
Both Sydney and Melbourne have decent public transport coverage, but many Sydneysiders complain about a lack of reliability, and Melbourne suffers from a couple of coverage holes. Someone once said that Sydney has the most intensive train network in Australia, while Melbourne's is the most extensive. www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au is a good start for info.

But if you're anywhere in the inner city, the tram network will probably put Melbourne in front. I like the ticketing system over Sydney's too... time (tickets last from two hours to one year) and zone based across all modes, and students pay half price.

Melbourne is the least humid of the Australian cities, but it can still get very hot in summer.

... and there's still a penthouse for sale, $8 million.
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Old June 1st, 2005, 08:46 AM   #145
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Old June 2nd, 2005, 03:20 PM   #146
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Old June 4th, 2005, 03:50 PM   #147
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that facade is just beautiful
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Old June 4th, 2005, 07:38 PM   #148
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there is a white glass window, the one that forms the stripes, wrong placed!!
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Old June 5th, 2005, 02:45 AM   #149
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there is a white glass window, the one that forms the stripes, wrong placed!!
Yep
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Old June 5th, 2005, 02:50 AM   #150
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Floors are growing very fast too!
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Old June 5th, 2005, 04:10 AM   #151
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there is a white glass window, the one that forms the stripes, wrong placed!!
Ah yes, the bane of the Eureka thread for some time . Simple facade error that will be rectified before the tower is completed.

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Old June 6th, 2005, 11:53 AM   #152
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Here's my impression of 351m above the Yarra.



Original photo by ljb
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Old June 7th, 2005, 06:56 AM   #153
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so shit really, tho the idea of the nightclub is nice
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Old June 7th, 2005, 09:02 AM   #154
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Old June 7th, 2005, 09:31 AM   #155
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Here's my impression of 351m above the Yarra.



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actually 354m above the Yarra! Its 351m above ground level.
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Old June 7th, 2005, 09:55 AM   #156
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I must admit that from that angle the mast doesn't look too bad, but I'm not exactly sold on it either. Gotta say it is growing on me slightly, but on the whole I wish they would just leave E as is, because from some angles the mast still looks awful IMO.
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Old June 7th, 2005, 12:05 PM   #157
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actually 354m above the Yarra! Its 351m above ground level.
Yeah I know that, but the Yarra isn't sea level upstream - thats why it flows to the sea and its level goes up and down.

351m is good enough, 353.75m above sea level.
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Old June 7th, 2005, 12:31 PM   #158
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Hehe, getting pedantic are we?

Let's just say 'between 351m and 354m above the Yarra'...
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Hehe, getting pedantic are we?

Let's just say 'between 351m and 354m above the Yarra'...
"Hehe, getting pedantic are we?" - Perhaps in the greater scheme of things - perhaps not.
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Old June 7th, 2005, 03:04 PM   #160
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lol.
would you believe the Yarra is same height/level as sea level (Port Phillip bay).
the top of mast will be 353.75mRL or rounded up to 354m above the Yarra.
this is what NFK told me .lol
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