Towers of Belconnen advertising Belconnen Towers

johnboy 10 January 2012 23

towers of belconnen

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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agent00 agent00 5:40 pm 19 Feb 12

neanderthalsis said :

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.

how can anyone be so conservative, so resistant to change?

Deref Deref 4:12 pm 25 Jan 12

Kerryhemsley said :

God forbid that you have an eyesore in Belco.

Can only improve what is one ugly burb.

+1

It really is. I’d love to see Belco used as a training ground for bulldozer drivers and demolition experts.

Kerryhemsley Kerryhemsley 3:12 pm 25 Jan 12

God forbid that you have an eyesore in Belco.

Can only improve what is one ugly burb.

Kayem Kayem 2:53 pm 25 Jan 12

cubicle01 said :

Any links to ‘artists impressions’? Can’t find much about this.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1477798

Don’t know how accurate it is. But sure is a shocker.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 8:46 pm 11 Jan 12

That’s one of the nicest pieces of public art that I have seen so far anywhere in Canberra.

Obviously it represent the despised glass-ceiling that women constantly face in the workplacee – with the ribbed sections near he bottom representing the points at which a woman can ascend to, only to be stopped by the cruel and vile vinyl clad sides which stifle any future upward motion and travel.

The only thing this particular work lacks is a shopping trolley on the top – to represent the pouring of scorn and hateful words down upon the women trapped below the glass-ceiling, by their more successful males colleagues.

Waiting For Godot Waiting For Godot 5:24 pm 11 Jan 12

Thumper said :

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.

When I was a kid I used to call it “the building with the studs on it”.

poetix poetix 1:18 pm 11 Jan 12

Thumper said :

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.

There was a modest and quite lovely Seidler house in Yapunyah Street O’Connor which was knocked down in 2007:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/canberrahouse/1900928502/

It sold for $650,000.
I haven’t gone back to see what is there instead.

cubicle01 cubicle01 1:05 pm 11 Jan 12

Any links to ‘artists impressions’? Can’t find much about this.

Bussie 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 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 JessP 11:30 am 11 Jan 12

And even less parking in Belconnen…….

Erg0 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 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 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 gooterz 9:16 pm 10 Jan 12

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

dpm dpm 7:45 pm 10 Jan 12

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

poetix poetix 5:59 pm 10 Jan 12

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

gasman 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 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 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.

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