Fire at the REX

johnboy 9 September 2012 13

ACT Fire & Rescue is responding to reports of a fire at the REX Hotel on Northbourne Avenue.

The building is being evacuated.

Update to follow.

11:19am Sunday 9 September 2012

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troll-sniffer troll-sniffer 1:54 pm 10 Sep 12

Three guys are fishing in the Caribbean. One guy say, “I had a terrible fire; lost everything. Now the insurance company is paying for everything and that’s why I’m here.”

The second guy says, “I had a terrible explosion; lost everything. Now the insurance company is paying for everything and that’s why I’m here.”

The third guy says, “What a coincidence. I had a terrible flood; lost everything. Now the insurance company is paying for everything and that’s why I’m here.”

The other guys turned to him with confusion and asked, “Flood? How do you start a flood?”

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 1:39 pm 10 Sep 12

Masquara said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

the rex is a disgusting building, run down and about as attractive as northbourne flats.
It has literally no heritage value.

Referring to the mural. Not the building – the mural.

museum/ gallery?

GardeningGirl GardeningGirl 1:13 pm 10 Sep 12

breda said :

The Rex has all the architectural merit of a cheap shopping mall.

The long-gone Civic Hotel, OTOH, was quite a nice looking building with a lot of history. I can never understand how these ‘heritage’ decisions are made.

It puzzles me too. Some of the more characterful or architecturally genuinely interesting buildings are gone while others are debated over at length.
With the Rex, I thought the sticking point was the mural? I think the mural is great but surely it wasn’t that difficult to incorporate it into a new building?

Masquara Masquara 1:10 pm 10 Sep 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

the rex is a disgusting building, run down and about as attractive as northbourne flats.
It has literally no heritage value.

Referring to the mural. Not the building – the mural.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 12:42 pm 10 Sep 12

Masquara said :

DrKoresh said :

Masquara said :

I hope the Heritage Council is keeping a goodly eye on the listed mural that may well be keeping the Rex from being demolished altogether …

You really are the most heinous, interfering, self-righteous busybody in existence, aren’t you?

You don’t believe in heritage protection either? What are your community values?

the rex is a disgusting building, run down and about as attractive as northbourne flats.
It has literally no heritage value.

Masquara Masquara 12:41 pm 10 Sep 12

Developer-ville/Snowtown certainly needs its heinous, self-righteous busybodies. Unless you want to live in a concrete wind-tunnel of high-rises punctuated with bad sculptures, you should actually be thanking rather than attempting to insult me. As it happens, I am immune.

Masquara Masquara 12:30 pm 10 Sep 12

DrKoresh said :

Masquara said :

I hope the Heritage Council is keeping a goodly eye on the listed mural that may well be keeping the Rex from being demolished altogether …

You really are the most heinous, interfering, self-righteous busybody in existence, aren’t you?

You don’t believe in heritage protection either? What are your community values?

rhino rhino 11:54 am 10 Sep 12

DrKoresh said :

Masquara said :

I hope the Heritage Council is keeping a goodly eye on the listed mural that may well be keeping the Rex from being demolished altogether …

You really are the most heinous, interfering, self-righteous busybody in existence, aren’t you?

Lol it does seem that way, after reading that thread about the tree also.

breda breda 10:18 am 10 Sep 12

The Rex has all the architectural merit of a cheap shopping mall.

The long-gone Civic Hotel, OTOH, was quite a nice looking building with a lot of history. I can never understand how these ‘heritage’ decisions are made.

DrKoresh DrKoresh 1:14 am 10 Sep 12

Masquara said :

I hope the Heritage Council is keeping a goodly eye on the listed mural that may well be keeping the Rex from being demolished altogether …

You really are the most heinous, interfering, self-righteous busybody in existence, aren’t you?

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 10:51 pm 09 Sep 12

Masquara said :

I hope the Heritage Council is keeping a goodly eye on the listed mural that may well be keeping the Rex from being demolished altogether …

BETTER REPORTBIT TO ACTPLA AND TAMS REAL QUICK!!!

PantsMan PantsMan 10:15 pm 09 Sep 12

Was it successfully burnt down? Or will we have to have another go?

Masquara Masquara 6:02 pm 09 Sep 12

I hope the Heritage Council is keeping a goodly eye on the listed mural that may well be keeping the Rex from being demolished altogether …

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