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#1 Mike K.

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 08:48 PM

Merrick Architecture has released a wonderful rendering depicting one of the original Sussex concepts before City Hall hashed and slashed the building into the tower we see today.

The rendering shows the Sussex at 12- or 13-storeys.

Sussex_Rend.jpg


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#2 Caramia

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 10:22 PM

/weep
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#3 Baro

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 12:08 AM

That is so awesome... and makes me so angry. I really really hate this city's fear of striking architecture.
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#4 Holden West

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 09:29 AM

It was Mayor David "Moonbeam" Turner that knocked the top off that building.
"Beaver, ahoy!""The bridge is like a magnet, attracting both pedestrians and over 30,000 vehicles daily who enjoy the views of Victoria's harbour. The skyline may change, but "Big Blue" as some call it, will always be there."
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#5 aastra

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 06:10 PM

Speaking of Merrick, what's the Victoria Accord?

http://www.merrickar...151/category/66



#6 Holden West

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 06:21 PM

Seems to be the vision for the Legislative Precinct and the Humboldt valley.

http://www.victoria....rbn_dsgn_v1.pdf

Obviously, only some of it came to pass.
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#7 aastra

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 06:32 PM

There's a lot to like in there. As far as I'm concerned, Victoria can never have too many domes and spires and other such fanciful elements.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:28 AM



 



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