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Images of Canberra – Ugly New Building in the Heart of Civic

By johnboy - 17 July 2005 28

Another of Samuel’s recent efforts is this view of the alarming new structure gone up where once we had perfectly usefull car-parks in Civic.

Ugly Development in the heart of Canberra

Look closely, in a desperate attempt to mask the bog-ordinariness of the building, they’ve whacked an even uglier screen in front of it. Those are GIRDERS that have been welded onto a lighter structure to provide the artistic “effect”.

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bulldog 9:18 am 21 Jul 05

Drove past this morning, they seem to be adding some sort of timber panels to the contraption. As predicted earlier, must be some sort of screen form the Alawah flats and/or accoustic baffles.

In summary: F*ck it’s ugly.

terubo 4:18 pm 19 Jul 05

…albeit a DELIBERATE one?

terubo 11:47 am 19 Jul 05

Has anyone considered that the whole thing just might be….a very bad MISTAKE?

johnboy 7:34 am 19 Jul 05

The reason the architecture in the Parliamentary Triangle is better is because it had money spent on it.

This thing probably looked good on paper, but has been built extremely cheap.

Special G 6:31 am 19 Jul 05

I think the idea with that thing down the side of the building is framework for a sight screen to block out Allawah flats.

Thumper 6:20 pm 18 Jul 05

Sleepy weasel, ah, Ferret…

Don’t tempt me, I was going through the classifieds today looking at just that.

Then again, it was bloody freezing this morning, which reminded me why I no longer ride!

Okay, so I’m a big girls blouse…

Growling Ferret 4:04 pm 18 Jul 05

Come on thumper, discover the pluses of buses 🙂

Or better still go back to your rebellious old days, and hop on the motorbike! No paid parking for motorbikes…

Maelinar 3:07 pm 18 Jul 05

on the side of the road with your bonnet up

the meter nazi’s might pick up on you in a few days though if you’re planning on doing that kind of thing for a long time

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