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Then and now. The Commonwealth Bank in Civic

By 17 June 2013 10

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We’re rolling right along with Historygeek’s Then and Now pictures.

Today we have the Commonwealth Bank’s building in Civic.

More tomorrow.

Here’s the story so far.

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10 Responses to
Then and now. The Commonwealth Bank in Civic
aidan 10:13 am
17 Jun 13
#1

The past was sunnier.

Rawhide Kid Part3 10:13 am
17 Jun 13
#2

This is great! Keep them coming.

dtc 12:13 pm
17 Jun 13
#3

aidan said :

The past was sunnier.

And brown concrete was the in thing…

Have to say I hate the concrete monoliths that were built in Canberra during the, what, 60s and 70s? They will live forever.

Not that there are too many buildings since then that are much to boast about.

aidan 12:35 pm
17 Jun 13
#4

dtc said :

aidan said :

The past was sunnier.

Have to say I hate the concrete monoliths that were built in Canberra during the, what, 60s and 70s? They will live forever.

Be of good cheer dtc, they will quickly fall victim to concrete cancer. Just be grateful they’re weren’t built by the romans

Historygeek 9:36 pm
17 Jun 13
#5

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

This is great! Keep them coming.

Thanks Rawhide…..

Holditz 11:14 pm
17 Jun 13
#6

Lookit that blue sky to the left…

Roundhead89 4:16 am
18 Jun 13
#7

dtc said :

aidan said :

The past was sunnier.

And brown concrete was the in thing…

Have to say I hate the concrete monoliths that were built in Canberra during the, what, 60s and 70s? They will live forever.

Not that there are too many buildings since then that are much to boast about.

The Lego buildings built in Civic in the 1980s were the worst of all. Get them up as quickly as possible (“fast tracking”). In 1989 I worked at Customs in one of the Lego buildings in Constitution Ave that was built just two years earlier. The building was already falling apart back then. I’m surprised they are still standing.

switch 11:13 am
18 Jun 13
#8

aidan said :

Be of good cheer dtc, they will quickly fall victim to concrete cancer. Just be grateful they’re weren’t built by the romans

Yeah, what have the Romans ever done for us?

Thumper 11:58 am
18 Jun 13
#9

Just be grateful they’re weren’t built by the romans

Or they’d still be standing after nearly 2,000 years.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volubilis

dtc 12:04 pm
18 Jun 13
#10

Roundhead89 said :

The Lego buildings built in Civic in the 1980s were the worst of all. Get them up as quickly as possible (“fast tracking”). In 1989 I worked at Customs in one of the Lego buildings in Constitution Ave that was built just two years earlier. The building was already falling apart back then. I’m surprised they are still standing.

True Dis. The one they built where the workers club was in Civic… not to mention Brindabella Park

Are there any commercial buildings in Canberra that have the appeal of the Melb and Sydney buildings? I accept those buildings are not suited to modern offices, but at least they look nice. Some of the New Acton buildings are at least interesting, and the one at 121 Marcus Clarke is ok, but even those are ‘not offensive’ rather than ‘interesting’.

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