I noticed yesterday that the old T&G Building now has some new branding on it. Looks like NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone) has set up a Brisbane office in there.
It's not a very cluttered awning affair they are putting in is it? I seem to remember some of us were pleased with how it would open it all up.
Great minds bribri, as I went by that way this morning to check out the progress (before seeing your post).
A run-down landmark Fortitude Valley heritage building is being transformed back to its 1890s glory days as a retail and office complex.
The building, named the Great Wall Shopping Centre in the 1970s when it housed a collection of Asian shops, will once again be known as Stewart and Hemmant, recognising the two Scottish and English businessmen who came to Australian during the gold rushes to find their fortune.
Yes, I saw those images when you you posted them. It will be good to not see those lovely aircons. as shown in bribri's/bris times. Hahaha.^^ Yes, that is the building's original water tower. It looks much better with the inserts covering the arches removed as in bribri's photo:
I posted these in the Valley thread a little while back, but as they relate to this:
20201102_154528 by Nathan Murray, on Flickr
2020-11-03_08-57-22 by Nathan Murray, on Flickr
If you're wondering about the remnants of the painted Chinese scenes and the still-broken windows, those windows and brick panels are going to be removed, with rebuilt windows stretching down to the original sill height yet to be installed.
20201102_154723 by Nathan Murray, on Flickr
Scaffolding is still up on the front, but the top of the gables peaking through give a little tease of what lays behind.
20201102_154930 by Nathan Murray, on Flickr