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Digger in the sky! Rooftop excavations in Civic

By johnboy - 27 May 2011 23

rooftop digger

Something you don’t see every day is an excavator digging on a rooftop in the middle of Civic.

Skyscraper City has details of what they’re trying to get to on Akuna Street at what will become the Manhattan Apartments.

manhattan apartments

Here’s a wider angle for some perspective.

digger in the sky

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23 Responses to
Digger in the sky! Rooftop excavations in Civic
arescarti42 9:56 pm 27 May 11

The hilarious thing is that you can buy or rent a nice apartment in Manhattan for a similar or smaller amount to what one in this building will go for. Only it is a little easier to justify those sorts of prices in the financial centre of the universe and the most populous city in the Western world, where, you know, there are actual land constraints.

gooterz 6:55 pm 27 May 11

Thats the building that used to have the camerashop near the casino isnt it? Since when does glebe park look like that? Just down the street from where the two school buses got burnt out.. Nice place to live!

Mr Waffle 6:15 pm 27 May 11

Dig up, stupid!

Deref 5:09 pm 27 May 11

rosscoact said :

willact said :

Why,why,why?? are we so insecure that we have to call an apartment block The Manhattan?? Is there one in New York called the The Canberra or The Woden? Why not just call it The Downer and be done with it?

Well I used to live in a manhatten apartmnet block called “The Gungahlin”. It was quite a nice place to live but people in other apartment blocks hated it.

😀

Deref 5:08 pm 27 May 11

You can never have too many blocks of flats.

damien haas 4:48 pm 27 May 11

I took a photo of a building called ‘the James Hird Building’ in the UK and my Essendon supporting friend was mightily impressed. I also took a photo of myself outside the ‘Haas Haus’ in Vienna.

In Melbourne they have SoHo, Tribeca etc. It makes me cringe. Is it any different to naming a pub after a monarch ?

LeatherJen 4:14 pm 27 May 11

Why name it at all? I’ve never understood why we feel the need to name residential buildings.

Mothy 4:04 pm 27 May 11

rosscoact said :

Well I used to live in a manhatten apartmnet block called “The Gungahlin”. It was quite a nice place to live but people in other apartment blocks hated it.

Comedy Gold.

rosscoact 3:58 pm 27 May 11

willact said :

Why,why,why?? are we so insecure that we have to call an apartment block The Manhattan?? Is there one in New York called the The Canberra or The Woden? Why not just call it The Downer and be done with it?

Well I used to live in a manhatten apartmnet block called “The Gungahlin”. It was quite a nice place to live but people in other apartment blocks hated it.

Tooks 3:56 pm 27 May 11

willact said :

Why,why,why?? are we so insecure that we have to call an apartment block The Manhattan?? Is there one in New York called the The Canberra or The Woden? Why not just call it The Downer and be done with it?

Agreed. Wankiest name since the Waldorf.

johnboy 3:55 pm 27 May 11

gazmant said :

What exactly are they “digging”?

roof by the look of it!

gazmant 3:53 pm 27 May 11

What exactly are they “digging”?

Keijidosha 3:52 pm 27 May 11

Because a name like “The Downer” won’t attract middle-aged divorcees and cashed-up sociopaths with dreams of living large. Give it a name like “Manhattan” and potential buyers are like moths to a flame.

ABC129 3:42 pm 27 May 11

Wow! A long way to go from what they have now to what they’ll have in the future. That explains why they’ve blocked off the street so permanently though.

willact 3:36 pm 27 May 11

Why,why,why?? are we so insecure that we have to call an apartment block The Manhattan?? Is there one in New York called the The Canberra or The Woden? Why not just call it The Downer and be done with it?

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