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Old January 28th, 2008, 06:33 AM   #61
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The tower is not built above GPO... It's behind it.
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Old January 30th, 2008, 01:26 AM   #62
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^ i thought mac bank / weston hotel is directly above it, just set back ???
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Old January 30th, 2008, 02:09 AM   #63
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depends where you stand. if you view from martin place, the new tower rises above old GPO. if you view from side on, the new tower is setback from old GPO.
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Old May 29th, 2008, 03:39 PM   #64
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I really hate to start this thread up again....... oh dear.... so sad...

Phoenix Insurance Co.....what a beauty


New Zealand Loan & Mercantile Agency


The good old Royal Exchange


Corner of Bridge and George street...im pretty sure we have still got the tall one.


the ORIGINAL Imperial Arcade...replaced by the crappy one there is today and soon to be repaced by westfield



Spring Street looking down towards the Lands department



Corner of Pitt and King, buidling still with us but tower gone.....
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Old May 30th, 2008, 11:10 AM   #65
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great photos.
4th photo-yes that the Cliveden tower from 1914. great classical skyscraper.still stands today but swamped.
5th photo-isnt that Strand arcade?
6th photo-architect barnet relocated tower back towards spring st so you could get this vista.
last photo-not sure why 30m tower wasnt put back. it was removed bacuse it was unstable.
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 02:40 AM   #66
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Some more...... i never realised just how much was demolished.
Someone had too much fun on the wrekin ball.

























Sending Troops of in Martin Place... i think this is now where the older MLC building stands


Lokking down william street






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Old June 2nd, 2008, 07:50 AM   #67
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These threads only make me angry.

If only Australian cities had maintained their wealthy and glory-- our inner cities would genuinely rival what you find in Budapest and Vienna. Very sad.
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 08:08 AM   #68
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Yes some really beautifull buildings there.
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 09:26 AM   #69
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More....




This was replaced by the current Law Courts....yep




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Old June 2nd, 2008, 09:33 AM   #70
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i HATE this thread, it makes me want to cry! have we hung the vandals that destroyed what could have been a marvel today? someone has suggested that this all should have remained, much like the rocks, and the commercial centre with skscrapers built in say redfern/waterloo. why oh why...
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 10:21 AM   #71
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A real shame.
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Some more...... i never realised just how much was demolished.
Someone had too much fun on the wrekin ball.


What is this, it's gorgeous!

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These threads only make me angry.

If only Australian cities had maintained their wealthy and glory-- our inner cities would genuinely rival what you find in Budapest and Vienna. Very sad.
I had the same thought. It's a bit of a dilemma because I also love some of the skyscrapers we have.
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 12:10 PM   #73
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Im pretty sure its the Hotel Grand Central, which was located on Clarence street. View looking up form barrack street from GPO
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yes its sad with some of those buildings. but sometimes you have to see there site and how much FSR it holds.
lot of bay windows there.lol

ive posted this many times before.
this was the Henry Bull bldg of 1904.Lovely federation style.nice brickwork with stone base.
It was 6storeys and 53m to cnr water turret. it was to emmulate the dome of QVB. In 1913 it had 4 floors added to 45m height limit in 1914.(it was pulled down in 1972 (to make way for St Martins tower)
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I really hate to start this thread up again....... oh dear.... so sad...

Phoenix Insurance Co.....what a beauty


New Zealand Loan & Mercantile Agency


The good old Royal Exchange


Corner of Bridge and George street...im pretty sure we have still got the tall one.


the ORIGINAL Imperial Arcade...replaced by the crappy one there is today and soon to be repaced by westfield



Spring Street looking down towards the Lands department



Corner of Pitt and King, buidling still with us but tower gone.....
So much beauty lost due to barbaric planning decisions...Royal Exchange is very much missed on Bridge Street...can't believe they couldn't preserve the 30m tower on the corner of Pitt & King (even the Leaning Tower of Pisa is still stable!)..they also added stupid awnings later...
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 01:50 PM   #76
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This thread is depressing
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 02:27 PM   #77
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Some more...... i never realised just how much was demolished.
Someone had too much fun on the wrekin ball.

























Sending Troops of in Martin Place... i think this is now where the older MLC building stands


Lokking down william street











This was replaced by the current Law Courts....yep




Great finds.

Can someone please possibly put some names, locations and dates (built and demolished) to these wonderful buildings? It'll be really interesting to know.

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Old June 2nd, 2008, 04:16 PM   #78
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i have info for most of the bldgs. will post tommorrow
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Please do. Thanks
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Great photos ... very sad.
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