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Big bucks for building by the lake

By Ari - 14 July 2006 5

The winner of the $74 million contract for building work on the National Portrait Gallery expansion has been announced.

With the Questacon’s Garden of Wonder going up nearby it’s going to be a busy time next to the lake.

I reckon the sundials etc next to Questacon are going to be great.

What’s Your opinion?


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Big bucks for building by the lake
Thumper 9:35 am 17 Jul 06

Yeah yeah, I know, but you can see it when you’re driving along the Northern foreshore…

I knew I should have clarified that….

And I agree, even a barn can look good with the right lighting, oh, that would be the NMA!

Ari 9:13 am 17 Jul 06

Except the NMA’s on the northern foreshore, eh?

Even a tarted-up farm shed can look ok with the right lighting.

Thumper 8:48 am 17 Jul 06

I tell you what looks superb at night, and that’s Reconcilliation Place from across the other side of the lake.

In fact the whole Southern foreshore looks brilliant at night, including the *cough* NMA….

Ari 4:47 pm 15 Jul 06

I’ve been to the Jaipur Observatory and it’s astounding.

There’s no way they’ll build something as large as the biggest Jaipur instruments at Questacon, but the smaller-scale things are just as interesting.

And I reckon the other proposed sculptures seem pretty cool … with the bonus of having additional functions.

Vic Bitterman 12:28 am 15 Jul 06

Questacon is a great place, my kids love going there, as do the interstate visitors I take each year!

But this new outdoor venue frankly sounds like a right wank.

Time will tell I guess, I certainly won’t make full judgement until more details are known.

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