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Old August 11th, 2009, 05:40 AM   #81
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I dont know how old you are but Port Melbourne was the worst of Melbournes working class suburbs and had no where near the facilities that Footscray has.The only thing Port still has going for it that is better than Footscray is the beachfont.Fitzroy,Collingwood and Carlton were all shitholes in the fast compared with Footscray so if they can be yuppiefied so can Footscray.
maybe so... yuppified? no....

footscray is too ethnic.
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^ Ive seen yuppies walking their dogs around the footscray area...And there was a whole bunch of them taking a tour of new townhouses.. Though they weren't all blonde and white skin.
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maybe so... yuppified? no....

footscray is too ethnic.
Stuff white people like #71: Being the only white person around
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maybe so... yuppified? no....

footscray is too ethnic.
What sought of crap is this?
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Old August 14th, 2009, 05:33 AM   #85
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Lygon Street, Ackland Street & Little Bourke Street were all considered "too ethnic" once. We don't need that stuff. We were all "ethnic" once.

Anyway, returning to the topic- the works as of Thursday 13th August:

From the west (the platform one side)- piers one and two. Should be something above ground soon!



Left, the third pier, at platform 2. Right: at platform 3:



The fifth pier at platform 4 is just two 5.6 metre holes in the ground.
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Someone complaining about wogs?

I remember Newmarket being a "shit hole" and Flemington "a rats nest" but then a cycle of life occurred. The druggies, thugs and wombats moved out and were replaced with working class renters / homeowners who later sold at a considerable profit to Yuppies and cashed up same sex couples.

The girls from Moonee ponds were great in the 80's..

Anyways, Footscray is already well on the way, the amount of money pouring into real estate there will not slow at all. The heavy industries that once fouled the air have almost all gone including the 2 miles of cow factory, grain stores, pet food and processing plants of which only a handful remain.

(Cooked dog food by the gallon makes you dry reach at 7 AM.)
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Forgive him Collector. He is from Perth (those cowboys are twenty years behind). What is really funny is he asks "what crap" wow....he was raised on a sheep farm
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Someone complaining about wogs?

I remember Newmarket being a "shit hole" and Flemington "a rats nest" but then a cycle of life occurred. The druggies, thugs and wombats moved out and were replaced with working class renters / homeowners who later sold at a considerable profit to Yuppies and cashed up same sex couples.

The girls from Moonee ponds were great in the 80's..

Anyways, Footscray is already well on the way, the amount of money pouring into real estate there will not slow at all. The heavy industries that once fouled the air have almost all gone including the 2 miles of cow factory, grain stores, pet food and processing plants of which only a handful remain.

(Cooked dog food by the gallon makes you dry reach at 7 AM.)
Yeap ... the place I live in was once part of an abbatoir. The Vietnamese and Chinese neighbours I have seem pretty urbane to me ... seem to recall reading that most of the purchasers of Docklands apartments were of Asian origin.
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Forgive him Collector. He is from Perth (those cowboys are twenty years behind). What is really funny is he asks "what crap" wow....he was raised on a sheep farm
Actually we're thirty years behind, thank you very much >:-I
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Four days later (17th August): behind Platform 1. I'm somewhat puzzled by these concrete blocks.



Platforms 2 and 3:

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Four days later (17th August): behind Platform 1. I'm somewhat puzzled by these concrete blocks.

Probably going to see some temporary light posts installed on them. They have them up and down the length of the Gateway Motorway Upgrade here in Brisbane.
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thanks for the response, but I doubt that. If there was anyone immediately available from Leightons or the DOT/DOI I would have asked, but there wasn't.

Over a third of- maybe as much as- a cubic metre of concrete in the front cubes: and where is the light-pole to be attached? Why are the ones at the back half the size? And why have they been positioned quite deliberately in a long, narrow rectangle? btw, one block at the back seems to be the wrong way round.

The truth will out ...



Foundations for a Temporary ramp

Perhaps a bit more permanent than the two temporary ramps that have already been constructed to date, or a bit more solid, since it is the busiest area- between the station and the Footscray CBD- across the primary construction zone, and on top of the area indicated where any future underground platforms at Footscray will be located. Forty thousand people cross this area where this ramp will be each day.



Note that the bolt-holes in the left rear block are 90 degrees out from the rest ... reason: there will be a 90 degree bend in the ramp here.

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oops! So much idle speculation!

Yesterday the first 11 metre section of decking was placed upon the blocks, which are a staging area: today they were fitting the first spline to support the roof:



This was attracting quite a bit of attention:



The piers on which the truss will be placed. I'm told this will occur next month: there are two further pours required to raise the piers to their final height.



Work at platforms 3 & 4: 4 of the pylons are now at ground-level. The span in the middle (between platforms 2 &3, forward of the pier on the left) will be 22 metres, if I recall correctly. One wouldn't expect the spans across the platforms and tracks to be much less.

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I can't wait until this is all finished! The wider ramps are badly needed!

After this maybe they can do Hoppers Crossing station next.
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I can't wait until this is all finished! The wider ramps are badly needed!

After this maybe they can do Hoppers Crossing station next.
Plenty of head-room by the looks of it.
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maybe so... yuppified? no....

footscray is too ethnic.
"ethnic"

Such a Perf person descriptive word.
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describing footscray too ethnic?

i wonder what happen to all the vietnamese ppl that live in that suburb?
now its filled with indians and africans....

no pun to anyone....are they also going to redeveloped footscray market just across the road from the station? i still remember the good old days during the 80s my mom and i would catch the train to footscray just to attend the market for the weekly shopping.....
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Plenty of head-room by the looks of it.
So far so good
Ive been worried that by looking at the render that the bridge cover might be a white tube frame type of structure.
Ive been off work for a few days and have missed all the action going on at the station, alot of work has been going on in that time, cant wait to have alook tomorrow for myself.
I do like the span of the 1 frame thats been put in place, it looks like its going to be impressive
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