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PostPosted: 12 Dec 2006, 11:41 
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Ok thats about all I need, but I did want information on the buildings themselves but I guese I didn't ask for that did I? :?


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If one bothers to search through Walking Melbourne one will find this information…..

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World Trade Centre

Built : 1983
Address : cnr Flinders Street and Spencer Street
City : Melbourne

number of floors : 12

Built in the Eighties period in the Brutalist style

Notable architectural features :
The WTC, which was officially opened in 1983, is a large complex comprising 5 inter-linked office buildings with service retail on the concourse level, a 2 level temporary casino and undercover and open lot car park facilities. The 5 office buildings were originally built in 1983 and the temporary casino was constructed in 1992. The WTC has a total built-up area of 90,713 sq.m.

Some information I found myself……….

Architects: Grahame Shaw & Partners PTY LTD

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Postcard above of Congress Centre shortly after it was opened.

And for the future………………………

THE NEW WORLD TRADE CENTRE

As part of the WTC NORTHBANK project the Yarra River frontage will be progressively be upgraded to create a vibrant waterfront retail and restaurant promenade and boardwalk.

* New Forecourt redesign to create a new landscaped plaza.
* Restoring a Grand Foyer Atrium incorporating a new multilevel, atria creating a brand foyer entrance, and linkage to the Concourse level, and providing access to the lift lobbies of each of the three towers; Yarra Tower, Northbank Tower and Flinders Tower.
* New Waterfront Retail and Restaurant Promenade and Boardwalk.
* Community/Infrastructure incorporating gymnasium, squash courts, bicycle storage, child care centre, water access, new business centre, dry cleaning news agency, convenience store, service and food retail are all part of the new amenities under planning.

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PostPosted: 19 Jun 2013, 17:16 
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Seems that the actual congress hall part is going to be replaced by towers - so it will be a rather dense site !

The Age June 19th 2103

"Convention Centre set to go"

(A misleading title since its the old congress hall, and not the whole congress centre / WTC)

The former Melbourne Convention Centre on the edge of the Yarra River is set to be demolished to make way for two commercial towers.
Veteran developer Clement Lee's privately held company Asset 1 WTC and another firm Hanz (Spencer Street) have lodged plans to raze the low-rise building that abuts the prominent semi-circle Crowne Plaza Hotel.
The concrete structure on the Spencer Street junction where the CBD, Southbank and Docklands meet was offloaded by the Victorian government in 2010 after the new Melbourne Convention Centre on the opposite bank of the river was completed.
Hanz, which owns the Crowne Plaza, is controlled by Sydney-based Eureka Funds Management.
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Asset 1 WTC and Hanz justify the demolition bid as a way to consolidate separate ownership of the Crowne Plaza and the Convention Centre.
''As part of these title separation works, extensive work on the separation of services is required. For this to occur, the former Melbourne Convention Centre building is required to be demolished,'' the plans state.
The building's demise will be a positive outcome as it had ''minimal active street frontages'' and ''turns its back on the public realm,'' they said.
The former Convention Centre will be levelled and its site landscaped into a temporary public park at the cost of $3 million, which includes minor work to be done on the exterior of the Crowne Plaza Hotel building.
Two commercial buildings were approved for the Convention Centre site by Planning Minister Matthew Guy late last year. They include 23 and 16-storey towers with a total of about 70,000 square metres of space.
Asset 1 has carved a niche in the World Trade Centre precinct, signing up Victoria Police for a five-year lease in the precinct's Tower Two.
sjohanson@fairfaxmedia.com.au


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PostPosted: 20 Jun 2013, 17:09 
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One down all down I say! Crown Plaze, World Trade Centre and the convention centre all down in one go to be replaced by a mini-Rialto of sorts surrounded by grassed open space....

I don't mind brutalist at all but I have to say that the Convention centre is the least visually offensive building down there.....!

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