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  • A) Aurora

    Votes: 2 3.9%
  • B) Riparian Plaza

    Votes: 8 15.7%
  • C) Brisbane Square

    Votes: 5 9.8%
  • D) Santos Place

    Votes: 3 5.9%
  • E) Waterfront Place

    Votes: 6 11.8%
  • F) 275 George

    Votes: 5 9.8%
  • G) Brisbane City Hall

    Votes: 6 11.8%
  • H) Queensland Parliament House

    Votes: 1 2.0%
  • I) Conrad Treasury Casino

    Votes: 10 19.6%
  • J) Other (please state)

    Votes: 5 9.8%
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As the thread title states...

A) Aurora
B) Riparian Plaza
C) Brisbane Square
D) Santos Place
E) Waterfront Place
F) 275 George
G) Brisbane City Hall
H) Queensland Parliament House
I) Conrad Treasury Casino
J) Other (please state)
 

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There should be a distinction between historic and modern buildings. You can't compare the two.

I voted Santos before I realised City Hall and the Casino were on there. For a modern building I think it has made the biggest statement in terms of adventurous design and setting a bit of a standard for more outlandish architecture. Also it makes a real statement on the western skyline.

Once the historic buildings are in the mix, however, there is no question. They're far more valuable to the city. Especially due to their rarity.

Conrad Treasury = my real number 1.
 

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There should be a distinction between historic and modern buildings. You can't compare the two.

I voted Santos before I realised City Hall and the Casino were on there. For a modern building I think it has made the biggest statement in terms of adventurous design and setting a bit of a standard for more outlandish architecture. Also it makes a real statement on the western skyline.

Once the historic buildings are in the mix, however, there is no question. They're far more valuable to the city. Especially due to their rarity.

Conrad Treasury = my real number 1.
I like the idea of comparing old to new and seeing what the posters on this forum say their favourite building is.
 

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Other - Telecommunications House I think its called, it speaks to me, was recently for sale to :( , I've always wanted to fit out te top 2 floors as my residence, and the rest as my offices/commercial.



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It's one of the better old buildings, not much a view ahead though with that 50's brick Telstra building and the back of the Manor Appartments (old CML building) opposite. But I guess you could see over Jade Budha, and have St Stephens on your sides.

I remember there used to be an Irish bar (the Dubliner?) in the basement in the min/late 90's.

Baby Comalco looks odd, bit of a wasted site.

 

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I'm not a buy it for the view type of person, if I were, I'd want to be lookin at this rather than out of it. The same architect (Claude William Chambers) is responsible for a number of similar builds around Brisbane. The pub was there up until maybe a few years ago...
 

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Favorite Brisbane Building:

1 - City Tabernacle - Spring Hill
2 - Terrica Place (shame it doesn't soar 60 stories)
3 - Parlaiment House - very french!
 

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Citigate hands down...
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In terms of modern buildings Waterfront Place or Brisbane Square. I love Brisbane Square because it dares to be different and Waterfront Place is just so simple yet looks amazing. Shame about the fenced off base though.

For older buildings I love City Hall and the Forgan Smith Building at UQ.
 

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After careful consideration I've decided that there isn't any one building that for me distinguishes itself above all others, but if I had to choose I'd probably pick 167 Turbot, which I know isn't universially appreciated but I love it. Honourable mentions for Central Plaza One (how is that not in the poll?), Felix Tower (best resi tower by far), and 313 Adelaide (although my appreciation for that building is largely dependant on the health of the plants - photo below is from 2005 - anyone know if they're still looking that good?). Click to enlarge:



 

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Actually it probably is a stone of some sort but it looks like concrete to me. But if heading for a church I find it extremely hard to rank that one over some of the others like St Johns. Each to their own, your not going to be able to convince me of its merits.
 

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My absolute favourite building is the Conrad Hotel (Not the Treasury Casino)
Absolutely love how it sits with Queens Park right in front and the statue of Queen Victoria.

2nd: Treasury
3th: City Hall
4th: Parliament House

For modern buildings: The executive building :crazy2: or the parliamentary annex :puke:
1st: 275 George St
2nd: Brisbane Square
3rd: Waterfront Place

I don't really have anything past that for modern buildings
 

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Isn't Brisbane City Hall a down sized replica of a building in Boston, USA?? If that's the case it should be knocked down and replaced with a new building in the name of progress-WHICH BRISBANE IS HISTORICALLY INFAMOUS FOR!!!!!
 
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