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Towers of Belconnen advertising Belconnen Towers

By johnboy - 10 January 2012 23

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Last month the world marvelled at mysterious towering structures adorning the Belconnen skyline.

What were they for?

Today Kazza The Blank One has sent in pictures to solve the mystery.

It seems they’re advertising the whopping 20 storey Sentinel Apartments soon to be constructued.

But we don’t have billboards in the ACT. Nosiree.

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Towers of Belconnen advertising Belconnen Towers
Bussie 12:15 pm 11 Jan 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

I understand thant psychiatrists generally refer to this type of building as a ‘suicide tower’

Not quite, suicide towers are ones with the corridors on the outside. IIRC the only example in Canberra are the Currong flats. Or if I’ve got the name wrong the high rise part of the ABC flats between Ballumbir and Currong Sts in Braddon.

Thumper 12:04 pm 11 Jan 12

AsparagusSyndrome said :

If it’s ugly enough, we might be lucky enough to get it heritage listed, like the Seidler designed Blues Point Tower in Sydney
http://www.flickr.com/photos/graemegillmerimages/5946035350/

But lacking our own Seidler, we may have to settle for a building looking more like a big owl…
http://the-riotact.com/ok-the-owl-might-be-a-teensy-bit-phallic-from-the-right-angle/45131

We actually do have Seidler buildings in Canberra.

Edmund Barton Building for one.

JessP 11:30 am 11 Jan 12

And even less parking in Belconnen…….

Erg0 11:14 am 11 Jan 12

I wonder if the name is intended to evoke memories of the C64 game which featured somewhat similar architecture?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sentinel_(video_game)

arescarti42 12:42 am 11 Jan 12

Sky Plaza really is a terrible looking building, like a gargantuan cross between a prefab concrete warehouse somewhere in Fyshwick and a multi story car park.

Hopefully the developers of Sentinel will employ architects.

AsparagusSyndrome 9:45 pm 10 Jan 12

If it’s ugly enough, we might be lucky enough to get it heritage listed, like the Seidler designed Blues Point Tower in Sydney
http://www.flickr.com/photos/graemegillmerimages/5946035350/

But lacking our own Seidler, we may have to settle for a building looking more like a big owl…
http://the-riotact.com/ok-the-owl-might-be-a-teensy-bit-phallic-from-the-right-angle/45131

gooterz 9:16 pm 10 Jan 12

If we had light rail i wouldnt mind the loss of car parks as much!

dpm 7:45 pm 10 Jan 12

There goes another 100-or-so car parks….

poetix 5:59 pm 10 Jan 12

So this is Sentinel Park. Better than Sydney’s…

gasman 5:46 pm 10 Jan 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

I understand thant psychiatrists generally refer to this type of building as a ‘suicide tower’

I think they have a more Freudian interpretation.

EvanJames 4:14 pm 10 Jan 12

I just hope the resulting building isn’t painted pale yellow with a hole in it. Still marvelling at how that pile o crap won an award. Sometimes I suspect that it’s an elaborate “work of art” from Mr Stanhope’s gang of art buddies.

Maybe the building will be like a very large shipping container, up-ended.

Mysteryman 4:00 pm 10 Jan 12

I think building up in city centres makes a lot more sense than building out. I just hope it doesn’t look as awful as Sky Plaza. That building is disgustingly coloured.

colourful sydney rac 3:51 pm 10 Jan 12

I understand thant psychiatrists generally refer to this type of building as a ‘suicide tower’

Deref 3:50 pm 10 Jan 12

We don’t have billboards unless we’re developers. Or the football industry. Or businesses that use street signposts as their own.

neanderthalsis 3:42 pm 10 Jan 12

20 stories? It’s an outrage….

It will no doubt be an eyesore much like the single “high-rise” out at Woden that sticks out like dogs balls on a cat in an otherwise lowrise setting.

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