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Old March 16th, 2007, 01:22 AM   #261
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That looks remarkably similar to Austraarabian's post from the previous page...
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Old March 16th, 2007, 02:04 AM   #262
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Repeating the word 'historic' in relation to Woolworth's building does not make it 'historic'. Any claim to it being an historical site worthy of preservation was destroyed several decades ago when the building was 'modernised'. Check back through this thread to see what was destroyed.
In the 'random thing' posted above, there are a lot of unsubstantiated and sometimes quite loopy claims made; some-one has worked Real Hard trying to think up every possible reason to oppose the building of the square but has not paid much attention to fact or evidence. Using emotive language may be satifying to the speaker, e.g., "massive parkland", "public outrage", "historic shopping centre", but it does not prove a point other than the speaker/writer's 'passionate' commitment to his/her/their cause. If Bebarfalds building was still intact it would have a valid claim to being 'historic' but that building and shop have gone.
Saying that b/c the 'square' isn't geometrically square it is not valid, is really pushing the bounds of credibility: the word 'square' has a wider usage and range of meaning than the basic geometric shape from which it is derived, e.g., Australia Square.
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Old March 16th, 2007, 02:08 AM   #263
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Austraarabian, are you spreading half truths?
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Old March 16th, 2007, 02:28 AM   #264
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That looks remarkably similar to Austraarabian's post from the previous page...
how funny is that, was an email. you started one mate (austraarabian) ?
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Old March 16th, 2007, 02:49 AM   #265
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I was wandering around Town Hall area last night as one does and I was looking at "square" that currently surrounds the Cathedral and Town Hall, what were they thinking with that 60, 70's or whatever it is pebble dash effect? It does not intergrate with town hall at all, they should have used a more sympatetic material to blend in not clash. if we never get the propsed square, I just hope they address this.
Actually I think it was part of a trend in architecture at this time to deliberately clash. Some buildings were more successful than others, and I'm not sure Town Hall is the best example, but I have to confess to quite liking it. As a big brutalism fan I think it's a pretty cool building. Yes, the sqaure is horrid and needs work, but it can be salvaged. And, frankly, I think Town Hall, with all its late-Victorian loopiness is just as ugly.
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Old March 16th, 2007, 05:35 AM   #266
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^ WAT! I never sent NO email! ALL i did was post the article! WHy am i being accused? Besides, FREEDOM OF SPEECH, if ppl want to sign petitions Let them!
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Old March 16th, 2007, 05:37 AM   #267
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Repeating the word 'historic' in relation to Woolworth's building does not make it 'historic'. Any claim to it being an historical site worthy of preservation was destroyed several decades ago when the building was 'modernised'. Check back through this thread to see what was destroyed.
In the 'random thing' posted above, there are a lot of unsubstantiated and sometimes quite loopy claims made; some-one has worked Real Hard trying to think up every possible reason to oppose the building of the square but has not paid much attention to fact or evidence. Using emotive language may be satifying to the speaker, e.g., "massive parkland", "public outrage", "historic shopping centre", but it does not prove a point other than the speaker/writer's 'passionate' commitment to his/her/their cause. If Bebarfalds building was still intact it would have a valid claim to being 'historic' but that building and shop have gone.
Saying that b/c the 'square' isn't geometrically square it is not valid, is really pushing the bounds of credibility: the word 'square' has a wider usage and range of meaning than the basic geometric shape from which it is derived, e.g., Australia Square.
If you oppose something, retain your intelligence, don't insult mine and you might have a chance to sway others to your view.
If only i knew you when i was still in UNI! You could have written my essays!
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Old March 16th, 2007, 06:29 AM   #268
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Thanks, but I wouldn't have written it for you but I would have tutored you so that you could write your own. Been there, done that.
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Old March 16th, 2007, 11:03 AM   #269
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Yes! That would be perfect. Add an underground mall linking Town Hall Station with Park St Station and Galleries Victoria to the north, and that would be brilliant.

And sun access planes might not be worth worrying about, surely? With Citigroup directly to the north, QVB to the north-west and Town hall/ Town Hall House to the west of that, there wouldn't be much likelyhood of any impact on potential developments for quite some time, would there?

Besides which, the bugger will be in the shade alot anyway.
That is so much better than the park version that it's not funny.

It needs a centrepiece, though, IMHO.
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Old March 17th, 2007, 01:34 AM   #270
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A centrepiece eh? A modern clunky sculpture?

Isn't a square supposed to be where the masses, the proletariat meet to overthrow governments and throw our/yourselves in front of approaching tanks? Bit hard to do when there is a pretty fountain in the middle to shoot down the mood.

Thanks for the older shots Lancelot (adds them to 70s collection)..
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great shots. i love THH, i suppose after working in it for past 20 years you tend to evetually except it. that model is in lev1 foyer if anyone wants to see it.
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do you know then what will be happening with the reported $60 mil facelift for the area?
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Old March 19th, 2007, 02:23 AM   #273
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I was watching that 80 Treasures of the World show on the ABC on saturday night (awesome doco, St James church in Sydney and the rock art of northern AU were Australias treasures) and they listed the Imam Square (and Mosque area) in Isfahan, Iran as one of the treasures. Seeing that most people have been concentrating on a European style square I thought I'd show this one for something different. I suppose if certain forces get there way over time, all we'd have to do is just add minorettes to town hall and we could have our own minature copy instead of a minature Euro copy! Notice they get away with grass and trees!








The TV show said that this square is the second largest in the world after Tiananmen square.

Here's the spool about it - "The great square in Isfahan is 160 meters wide by 560 meters long. It is lined with shops, cafes, and in the north, a great Shah Mosque, which is one of the great buildings in the world. On the north side is Luftallah Mosque, one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. What Makes Imam Square a Great Place? It is the central square of Isfahan, a city of a million people. There are merchants, cafes and shops. It is clean. Men and women both use the square in equal measure. You can find a place to sit. The first impression is of awe and wonderment. All age groups use the square. All activities take place, and it is enjoyable to see the children playing. The mood of the people is welcoming and friendly. The square is used both by groups and by individuals. Yes, there is local pride by the people. It is seen as the meeting place of the city. Mostly locals go there, as tourists are rarely in the area."

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Old March 19th, 2007, 04:18 AM   #274
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Could not agree more - I saw the program, too! This one in Isfahan is one of the greatest spaces/group of buildings ever built and one I have "drooled" over for many years. Every aspect of it is exceptional, the maidan (the open space/square), the two mosques, the palace and the arcading (shops, etc) that surround the maidan, creating an homogenous and aesthetically stunning whole.
This complex is in my Top 10 List of what I call "archiporn"! There is no order in my list b/c I can never decide which is the most beautiful except, one thing is for sure, they are all truly beautiful.
How about those mosques and market buildings in Samarkand and Bukhara?!
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[QUOTE=LanceDriver Notice they get away with grass and trees!

I think the grass works because the garden has been planned out ages ago. Trying to retro fit grass on a small (relativly) bit of land in Sydney would look stoopid.
Love the blue tiled dome & minarets & its even more gorgeous close up.
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I think the grass works because the garden has been planned out ages ago. Trying to retro fit grass on a small (relativly) bit of land in Sydney would look stoopid.
Love the blue tiled dome & minarets & its even more gorgeous close up.
There's some good close up shots in these PBase galleries I found while searching for images on the square -

http://www.pbase.com/rhfau/2007_iran_mosques
http://www.pbase.com/rlankenau/iran

Brizer, those places were spectacular, it is an excellent series of programs, pity it's almost finished and I missed a couple aswell, being sat night.
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Wow, all those mosaics are wonderful. Thanks for posting LanceDriver.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 05:53 AM   #278
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The world's largest squares

Wikipedia actually lists the Imam square as the worlds 7th largest. Below is the top 57 according to wikipedia, there's lots of links out to squares -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...quares_by_size

I won't copy the whole list because it's long but here's the top 10 -

Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China - 880m by 500m; 440,000 mē
Macroplaza, Monterrey, Mexico - 400,000 mē
Place des Quinconces, Bordeaux, France - 126,000 mē
Freedom Square, Kharkiv, Ukraine - 302m by 96m + round area; 110,000 mē
Prato della Valle, Padova, Italy - 90,000 mē
Plaza de Balcarce, Balcarce, Argentina, 300m by 300m - 90,000 mē
Naghsh-i Jahan Square, Isfahan, Iran - 560m by 160m; 89,600 mē
Place de la Concorde, Paris, France - 240m by 360m; 86,400 mē
Spianada, Corfu, Greece - 412m by 204m; 84,000 mē
Charles Square, Prague, Czech Republic - 80,550 mē
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so, how's that square coming along?
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Walked past today; still buildings there
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