The grassy hill with the flag pole on the ends of Northbourne and Commonwealth Avenues is set to become the latest big development in Canberra, with City Hill going up for Auction this Friday. The Canberra Times has the story, as well as an opinion piece.
There’s a lot of controversy because this hill, along with Parliament House and Russell Offices, make up the Parliamentary Triangle, a major part of Griffin’s design. Maybe it should be public space with a design which reflects it’s purpose as the heart of Canberra City?
I think that whenever anything gets built anywhere you’ll have people crying “eyesore!” Once it’s built we’ll get used to it as part of the landscape and over time it WILL become a treasured part of the Canberra landscape (think Telstra Tower, Questacon, National Museum etc).