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Old December 9th, 2005, 04:58 AM   #1
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Projects & Discussion | NSW | Refurbishments & Restorations

thought i would start a thread on skyscraper refurbs considering a few these days are getting new facades ect.
latest is St Martins Tower (mentioned by a few of you in gossip thread).
this is its 2nd or 3rd makeover since completed in 75.
The vertical columns are getting Alpolic strips, to i suppose give it more a "modern" look. might work?
in this pic you can see the new strips with protective covers still on. also spaced apart but ive been assured they will be in one continuos line.

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Old December 9th, 2005, 09:01 AM   #2
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what colour will these "alopolic" thingy strips be?

Also love to know if AAPT is gonna get some work done to the outside of it when its refurbed...........
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Old December 9th, 2005, 10:27 AM   #3
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alpolic is basically anodised silver! should give it a bit of a shine.
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Old December 9th, 2005, 12:46 PM   #4
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Ok, hopefully its not 'apocalyptic' !
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Old February 20th, 2006, 06:37 AM   #5
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the 5storey SUGAR HOUSE is being restored. the 29m high cnr turret was highest point of a hotel in australia in 1879.

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Old March 13th, 2006, 04:35 AM   #6
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refurb going well with st martins
closeup. new black panel cladding on right, old brown concrete columns on left.



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Old March 13th, 2006, 08:17 AM   #7
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i wonder why the building's owners go through all the trouble...
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Old March 13th, 2006, 10:39 AM   #8
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^ make the aging 70's tower look more modern for potential tennants? its amazing what a new looking bldg will do.
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Old March 13th, 2006, 10:56 AM   #9
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Black Collums won't help if they don't fix the plant room at the top and the windows.
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Old March 13th, 2006, 12:38 PM   #10
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Black Collums won't help if they don't fix the plant room at the top and the windows.
Or the lobby or pokey shopping arcade...
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Or the lobby or pokey shopping arcade...
...or the cream coloured horizontal sections. I mean... eewwwwwww....

It'd look good if they were silvery, though.
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Old March 13th, 2006, 02:41 PM   #12
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the lobby has had a refurb and looks good. the shopping arcade also isnt bad. ive seen worse.the latest refurb will improve the tower 100%.
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Old March 13th, 2006, 03:41 PM   #13
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The ceiling of the ground floor is way too low - they should demolish the first office level and make the lobby/shops double height.
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Old March 13th, 2006, 11:31 PM   #14
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I could be mistaken, but whilst travelling through Victoria Park near Broadway yesterday, it looked as though they were doing something to the old redundant St Martins Tower signage atop (which hasn't been illuminated in the evenings for yonks) on the southern crown. If so, new naming rights perhaps???
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Old March 14th, 2006, 12:14 AM   #15
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To give me piece of mind on it, CULWULLA, will you have time today to take a pic of it ie. the southern crown of the old St Martins Tower. It's visible from around the street level steps of the Energy Australia building, opposite Town Hall Square.
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Old March 14th, 2006, 05:52 AM   #16
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Speaking of refurbs have a look at the facade of MLC in the background of this pic:



Looks exactly like Nauru House did 10 years ago with the concrete falling apart and stains all over, needs to be completely reclad.
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Old March 14th, 2006, 07:33 AM   #17
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i dont think MLC needs to be relad just patched at painted a bright white or sand blasted .
cladding would be very costly and would hide the main features of MLC which are the scooped planels and tappered facade.
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Old March 14th, 2006, 07:39 AM   #18
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Cul, have you heard any news about WHEN MLC might be cleaned up. I remember we were talking about this a couple years ago i.e tests being done on the facade to see what could be done. I would look so much better if it was pure white or even better if it was a shimmering silver paint job with a big silver 30 metre scoop on top......Avatar where are ya ?
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Old March 14th, 2006, 10:43 AM   #19
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no it has been a while. i wonder what problem is. i might ask owners if they have any plans of a refurb.
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Old March 14th, 2006, 01:04 PM   #20
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0aybe they've been waiting for Harry to die so they can do something he wouldn't have liked...
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