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Swanston Street wall - 5th anniversary

posted 03.18 in news.

A few people have asked recently what ever came of the investigations into the wall collapse. For those not familiar, a long section of brick wall fell to the footpath at the C.U.B. site in Swanston Street one windy day late in March 2013.

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The wall, two years later

posted 04.15 in news.

Kegs lined up against the wall, c. 1980s (VHD) An old brick wall collapsed in central Melbourne two years ago, killing three young students walking past on a busy footpath. I cobbled together a history of the wall and published it. Then time...

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That fallen wall - part 3

posted 04.13 in news.

Perhaps read these first or things won’t make sense: FIRST POST SECOND POST Late last week I received a batch of photographs taken in 2010 and 2011. The sender wishes to remain anonymous. This was something of a relief as I had been scouring...

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That fallen wall - part 2

posted 04.13 in news.

A week ago three people died while they were walking down Swanston Street. One was a French research fellow at Monash. The other two were a young brother and sister on their way to the footy. I published a post about the wall that collapsed on...

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That fallen wall

posted 03.13 in news.

On Thursday afternoon two young pedestrians were killed by a falling brick wall in central Melbourne, and another 18 year old was ferried to hospital in a critical condition but died on Easter Sunday. This article tries to assemble some of the...

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To infinity and beyond

posted 03.13 in news.

“I want architectural excellence and height … I want buildings that inspire Victorians. If this can be done in the right place, and with beauty, then the sky’s the limit.” Matthew Guy, April 2012 Tower Melbourne –...

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Tall skinny stories

posted 10.12 in news.

Tower Melbourne (left and middle), Abode 318 (right). Elenberg Fraser “This is where Melbourne comes of age” Callum Fraser, Tower Melbourne architect Elenberg Fraser’s elegant Tower Melbourne proposed for Bourke Street...

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Docklands cast shadow: the redux

posted 09.11 in news.

I’m not sure I get this. The one part of the New Quay promenade at Docklands that gets any sun is to be built out in the interests of providing customers to nearby shops. I will go and figure… Early sketch – North is to the...

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Parliament Square - a year of it

posted 01.11 in news.

On the day before the night before Christmas, the latest episode in a year of courtroom tussling over a key site in Hobart. At the Supreme Court of Tasmania’s last session of the year, Justice Wood upheld an appeal against the Appeals...

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