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Old July 13th, 2004, 11:44 AM   #1
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PROJECT: City Central (incl Adelaide GPO Redevelopment)

Well it was just on the news, so if you missed it, suck a fart, and here's the details.

City Central is the name of the Advertiser block.

* The state government signed a 33 million dollar lease on the advertiser buiding and the new tower next to it.

* The post office will be redeveloped into a hotel, but the existing structure remains.

* 3 towers the same height as the current 80m doodads from what I saw.

* The whole friggin block is chockas with scrapers! Friggin HUGE. I counted 5 scrapers, Someone else counted more, and my oldy says she heard they said there would be 12 buildings in the precinct (not all scrapers though).

* 6 year development timeframe.

* $600 million all up.


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Old July 13th, 2004, 11:48 AM   #2
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Nice....

Why do I always have to just get home 2 minutes after the headlines on the news? :P
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Old July 13th, 2004, 11:49 AM   #3
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ABC News will be your friend.
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Old July 13th, 2004, 12:20 PM   #4
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I counted six, all the same 80mish height. How's the all glass stair case, swoooooiiiiiit!!!

Someone get a pic of it!
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Old July 13th, 2004, 12:21 PM   #5
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oh yeah, the whole precinct is worth $600m. Eeeeeeep!
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Old July 13th, 2004, 12:24 PM   #6
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I would've captured it on my computer's TV recorder thing, but i'll only be able to catch it on ABC, and my ABC reception is very very bad.
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Old July 13th, 2004, 12:40 PM   #7
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Did anyone notice that really really thin, tall as ******* anything building?
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Old July 13th, 2004, 01:08 PM   #8
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Wow, thats one massive project, considering how small most of the other developments around the centre of Adelaide are!

I look out for it in tomorrow's 'Tiser. (If it is in there)
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Old July 13th, 2004, 01:10 PM   #9
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Saw it on ABC

Veeeery Nice
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Old July 13th, 2004, 01:24 PM   #10
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My best guess is that we're talking about the 24 storey Franklin St apartments group and the light blue/yellow buildings clustered around and above the central plaza (as outlined in red). Thanks to Pikey for original scan

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Old July 13th, 2004, 01:27 PM   #11
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Are those red rectangles scrapers? I saw that on the render there were these really tall, really thin buildings... man, if those rectangles are scrapers, plus the city one building..... that's a shitload of friggin buildings!
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Old July 13th, 2004, 01:37 PM   #12
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Yeah it's gonna be dense I've just drawn red outlines around what look to be the buildings - hard to tell what the yellow and the blue represent, but maybe the 'waif' towers are sitting on podiums??
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Old July 14th, 2004, 05:25 AM   #13
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It's in the 'tiser today.

Looks amazing. Fantastic development for the city of a scale that I can't remember before.

The key elements (many of which you guys have already listed) are:

1. New 5 storey Advertiser building - $60 million.
2. 17 storey office block on Waymouth St - $120 million.
3. Redevelopment of GPO into hotel and exclusive retail complex with associated 300 room tower.
4. Residential hub - low and high-rise, with highest at 24 storeys.
5. 20 storey office building with King William Street entrance.
6. Refurbishment of current Advertiser building.
7. Electra House on King William Street to be transformed into a 4 level restaurant/bar facility.

Total projected cost of $600 million with a 6-year construction span.

The hotel tower is still "on the drawing board" but other projects are underway.

Can't wait to see full colour renders of the other buildings.

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Old July 14th, 2004, 05:54 AM   #14
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Pants, is there a b/w render? I have to actually buy that friggin advertiser today?
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Old July 14th, 2004, 05:59 AM   #15
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It's worth buying mate.

There's a small, basic colour render of the whole development, aswell as a larger artist's impression of the atrium in the 17 storey office building.

The whole story takes up about 90 per cent of page 3.
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Old July 14th, 2004, 06:21 AM   #16
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Here's something to add to SS.com

"City Central"




City One
11-29 Waymouth Street
86m, 20 storeys, 24,000 m2 - 10,000 leased by the State government
-under construction


16-20 Bentham Street
85m, 26 storeys, residential

20 level premium office building, fronting King William st
80m (?), 20 storeys, commercial

300 room hotel tower
around 80m, looks around 25 storeys.

Another highrise residential
Looks around 85m tall.

Advertiser building
14 storeys - to be redeveloped



Other facts
- historic Adelaide GPO to be refurbished into frontage for 300 room hotel complex, and contain exclusive retail.

-heritage listed Electra House to be refurbished into a restaurant complex.

- site contains 5 storey Advertiser building, with dynamically changing facade.



Year of Completion: 2006
Year when we'll need more office space afterwards: 2034


A special hello goes out to all the students at Eynesbury College across Franklin street from this monster development - Good luck getting your bloody exams done with THAT across the street

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Old July 14th, 2004, 07:05 AM   #17
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looks nice! but i just wish they would incorporate the two office towers into something that would have a huge impact!
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Old July 14th, 2004, 07:28 AM   #18
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looks great for adelaide, pitty about the height, but the density will be great, like nothing adelaide has seen ever. if adelaide can't get the height, lets go for mega density!..... is this development by multiple developers?
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Old July 14th, 2004, 07:30 AM   #19
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Nearly the whole thing is being done by Caversham, who is a subsidary of an Adelaide corporation named Futuris. I think the resi towers are by different developers though.
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Old July 14th, 2004, 07:38 AM   #20
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The Advertiser Building is being constructed by Baulderstone Hornibrook.
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