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I don't think the George Street entry way looks too downgraded.
I love all the wood (??) paneling - hopefully looks good in person?
 

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The George St atrium certainly keeps changing. I just noticed another design for it. I think its third iteration now.
 

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I've never considered the design changes as being downgrades, just further refinement of the initial designs. I think the reason the atrium keeps getting rejigged is simply to find something that best works with the different grades between George and William Street.

A few renders from the QW Residential page, for reference:





The George Street Atrium:





 

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Here's a more extensive news report from the Brisbane Times. There is a CGI video of the construction procedure for the bridge in this article that is well worth seeing - if anyone knows how to embed it, please do!

Work begins on Brisbane's first cross-river bridge in a decade

Tony Moore
By Tony Moore
March 16, 2020 — 2.02pm

Work has started on Brisbane's first cross-river bridge in 10 years.

The Neville Bonner Bridge - honouring Neville Bonner, the first Indigenous Australian elected to federal parliament - will link Brisbane city and South Bank Parklands.

The bridge will span 320 metres from the Queens Wharf casino and resort complex to South Bank near the Wheel of Brisbane ferris wheel.

Like all modern city bridges, the Neville Bonner Bridge will be lit at night.

It is expected to attract 10,000 people each day, using it to cross the river between the parklands and the casino, hotels and public spaces.

The bridge's cost of about $100 million is being met by the Queens Wharf developers, the Destination Brisbane Consortium, from a $3.6 billion budget for the complex.

Project director Simon Crooks said the public would begin to notice the construction by midyear.

"We're doing site investigations now, but the main works for the bridge will start in the middle of the year," Mr Crooks said.

"They will be able to stand on the promenade and watch the construction works for the bridge span on this side [South Bank] and then the pylons go in the middle of the river."

Construction company Fitzgerald Constructions has a large barge in the middle of the Brisbane River.

The 75-metre tall, cable-stayed bridge will be complete by middle of 2022 and open with the integrated casino and resort complex later that year.

Late modifications to the bridge design meant it would connect on the South Bank side in front of the ferris wheel with steps and a ramp, Mr Crooks said.

"The ramp will curve around onto the sides and blends into the existing pathways at South Bank," he said.

"The steps come down onto the Plaza. So people will have the choice of either. We originally did not think we could get the ramp in, but we've worked with the South Bank Corporation and they like it, we like it and it's a good outcome."

Mr Crooks said the engineering team was aware of preliminary concerns about South Bank pylons standing for 25 years in the brackish river water, raised by the South Bank Corporation on Sunday.

South Bank Corporation banned heavy vehicles from using the river walk near the lagoons as a temporary precaution until final engineering advice is received this week.

Mr Crooks said the bridge construction would use its own river pylons and not place engineering load on the South Bank riverfront walkway.

"That's really a question for South Bank. For us it is really not a problem. Where we are building there are no issues, it's actually on ground. We will put our own piles in to support the bridge."

Tourism Minister Kate Jones said the Neville Bonner Bridge Bridge demonstrated the transformational aspect of the bigger Queens Wharf casino and resort complex.

"Just think, you could be at Queens Wharf going out to one of the 50 restaurants and bars, walk over the bridge and see some of Queensland's best entertainment here at the Queensland Performing Arts Complex."

Information about Neville Bonner and his career will be placed on the Queens Wharf side of the bridge.
OOPS! Forgot the link - https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/work-begins-on-brisbane-s-first-cross-river-bridge-in-a-decade-20200316-p54aix.html
 

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It most certainly will be a spectacle lit up along with the Vic bridge close by.

I only hope they light it a bit brighter than what they did with Kurilpa.

Hopefully, residents at QW are a bit more tolerant of light than the ones in that tower near Kurilpa (can't get it's name). They better be because there is gonna be a fair bit of light around at QW. Hahaha.
 

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But what do you expect when you're pointing light at buildings (which you're not supposed to do, so poor lighting design).
 

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Is construction still happening on this site?
Yep, all construction is still going ahead as usual for now as it's considered an essential service. Sites have specific, strict health measures in place which if followed correctly and implemented by the builders there shouldn't be issues for now. The only issue is the supplies of material coming in from overseas taking longer than usual.
 

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Seems like more tweaks? Note the the different glass pattern and little additions down below, trees of the skydeck etc, pretty minor and partly just a better render but worth pointing out, for once it looks better on a new render:p



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