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#52

CBD | 560 Flinders Street | 29L | 90m | Residential
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#53

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#54

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#55

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#56

MCG Cranes pics below

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#57

nifty piece of engineering
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#58

These new cranes look a lot more flimsy than the typical heavier looking ones you see on the larger building site .

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melbourne's picture
#59

CBD | 560 Flinders Street | 29L | 90m | Residential
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#61

CBD | 560 Flinders Street | 29L | 90m | Residential
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#62

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Bilby's picture
#63

Talk about literally knocking the guts out of an intact heritage corner of the city.

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Chris Seals's picture
#64

Agree

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3000's picture
#65

I like what is going up but I don't think it reauired shitting all over a historic parrt of the city like that. At the very LEAST a facade could have been kept.
Does "the changing face of Melbourne" mean pointlessly destroying heritage? If so, then this mirrors it quite well.

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#66

Make that three facades. Don't forget - there were three distinct mid-19th century heritage buildings demolished for this mediocre apartment building.

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3000's picture
#67

Give that building a good scrub and it would come up nicely.

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#68

Well that's the problem with a lot of Melbourne though. No one did give it a good scrub, or make any attempt to improve the tenancy, or make any attempt to take care of this as a part of the city's heritage. Therefore the building presented no indication that it's anything but a waste of good inner city land and a hassle to developers. Start to do up some of these buildings and everyone sees the merit of keeping them, making their demolition that much harder to justify.

Continue to let Melbourne's heritage buildings rot and you're going to see a lot more of this sort of thing.

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3000's picture
#69

No arguments there. No point whining about our lost heritage when those responsible let it end up looking like shit.
That being said, I'm no expert with how this sort of stuff works so perhaps there is a legitimate reason why much of the stuff Bilby and myself whine about losing by looks so dilapidated.

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#70

Even with a heritage overlay the council has absolutely no power to make buildings owners, or developers who's best interest is in letting places rot, restore or even maintain buildings.

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#71

^^ The MCC can provide incentives, rates discounts, etc.

.....Or put their money where their mouths are sometimes by purchasing the buildings, restoring them and then selling them on.

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3000's picture
#72

These blocks of land often go for for millions. Do they have that money?

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Adam Ford's picture
#73

You mean do the City of Melbourne, which just spent over $10m buying the Munro site next to QVM, have enough money to purchase any inner city real estate?

Hmmm. Dunno. I'll have a think about that and get back to you...

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Laurence Dragomir's picture
#74

They had to borrow money to purchase the Munro site.

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#75

It was also a strategic purchase in order to fund/enable the QVM redevelopment.

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Dean's picture
#76

They actually paid $76 million for the Munro site. Big money

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