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Impressions from Adelaide, including completed and in-progress developments.


Went to the the city on a footy day a few weeks ago, Showdown day actually Port V Crows, but didn't go inside stadium as was Crows home match.

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11. Former AMP building got itself a facelift...


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14. New footbridge over Torrens River to Adelaide Oval, with new buildings in the background, including the 'toaster' medical research centre...cool building.


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@KRuddPM, what do you mean?, it's the River Torrens with new footbridge and fountain over it. Or are you just being rhetorical?



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With the AMP Building, I don't understand why they did the top of the building only as opposed to the whole building. It just doesn't quite relate to each other.

Good shots overall. Those works along the Torrens River certainly look good.
 

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Perth should take note of that footbridge for their stadium one. so the fountain thing is like a new footbridge that just suddenly ends and there is water flowing off it
 

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Still lots of improvements to come for the riverbank precinct.

For example, the Adelaide Casino extension will block parts of the skyline (including Westpac), the older part of the Convention Centre will be demolished and replaced with a new larger modern plenary building, the possibility of a 20+ level mixed use tower, future improvements to the Adelaide Festival Centre and so on.

I can also see the bulldozers knocking down the very tired old Memorial Drive tennis courts (red brick building alongside AO) and replacing it with a new multipurpose arena, replacing the current Entertainment Centre aswell. Well that's my dream anyway!

Sorry to hijack your thread skymantle, though this photos truly showcase how spectacular this foodbridge really is. The changing face of Adelaide.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/14501380674/


https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/14521693672/
 

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^^ i think he was getting at that it looks like the bridge just ends so you walk along it, then have to walk back :p

it's a bit of an illusion, there's a bit where it goes str8 ahead just before the waterfall... so it does function as a bridge :p
 

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@ Fabian, they did the whole building if you look carefully. In fact I noticed a change in the fenestration before looking at the cap on top of the building.

Here is a before and after:

Pic I took a while ago with the building sporting its original modernist 'international style' facade.


Current building. Of course not a sweeping overhaul as there is only so much you can really do to the facade, but obviously the fenestration has been worked with what appears to be recessed windows and awnings now, along with the other changes.



@ crawf, yes it's exciting to see the transformations taking place to that riverbank precinct and there's more to come. However I have to disagree with you in relation to Memorial Drive Tennis Courts, I think they're beautiful with an 'antique' charm about them and should be conserved at all costs. They are in fact heritage listed afaik and that's a good thing. As for those HD night shots, they're amazing and put my night shots, which I'll post soon, to shame. :cheers:
 

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Am I the only one that enjoyed that building in it's original form better?
This internationalist style is often unappreciated.

This brutalist beauty is being demolished in Perth for a new hotel :( -




I know our cities have come along way in terms of heritage retention but the above 2 examples should have been retained (retained as is left alone in the case of the Adelaide one).
 

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I agree with you on this. I like the original much better.
 

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I can see the differences now with the AMP Building, but I'm thinking you'd want them to do something a little more dramatic across the structure. That's for the future then.
 

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Am I the only one that enjoyed that building in it's original form better?
This internationalist style is often unappreciated.
This was actually modernised due to request from main tenant, Origin Energy. However Origin and the owners ended up in a huge disagreement after plans for tinted windows were axed.

So long story short, Origin Energy are moving their SA HQ to Waymouth St later this year and this iconic building needs to find a new tenant. :/
 
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