Melbourne & Australian Architecture Topics

A place to talk about Australian Architecture, Heritage & Planning Issues
It is currently 19 Dec 2017, 08:59




All times are UTC + 10 hours [ DST ]


Forum rules


Please click here to view the forum rules



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 28 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Author Message
PostPosted: 26 Oct 2013, 00:30 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: 13 Sep 2002, 00:36
Posts: 3940
Sleek ? Elegant ?

Nah ... Just bland. Does nothing for me.

Its a bit like one of those 80s mirror glass boxes. Just makes me realise how much prettier is the sky ...

The sooner they make buildings like this completely invisible the better.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 27 Oct 2013, 06:59 
Offline
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 17 Feb 2011, 08:06
Posts: 190
williampitt said
Quote:
The sooner they make buildings like this completely invisible the better.


In fact there is a technology that aims to make skyscrapers invisible (sort of)
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/worlds-first-invisible-skyscraper-planned-for-seoul-20130918-2tycc.html

:)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 27 Oct 2013, 10:52 
Offline
Jedi Master
Jedi Master

Joined: 15 Dec 2008, 11:07
Posts: 1329
That building certainly should be rendered invisible. :?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2016, 20:33 
Offline
New Member
New Member

Joined: 19 Oct 2013, 21:38
Posts: 2
I say its different, I was the security manager when it was under Don Figgins as the Figgins Diorama. I only worked there for 5 months as even I could see that the writing was on the wall. It was way to hi-brow for Melbourne. One day I walked around the boutiques and tried to find the cheapest garment. It came down to a Givanni Versace blouse priced at $250. $50 less than my weekly wage at the time. I thought to myself then, Hmmm! maybe this won't last long!
To give those that never saw it an idea, in the entrance foyer was a genuine roman marble bust valued at 1 million dollars. A tad bit extravagent hey?
If the costs could have been less, it could have been a good thing for Melbourne, but it was not to be.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 28 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5

All times are UTC + 10 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Melbourne Buildings