Thursday, July 30, 2009

Lonsdale House, again

I would quite happily be told a good reason or two why Lonsdale House needs to be demolished. In spite of reading much, I haven't seen a good reason, apart from rampant capitalism.

Not even a trade off to get rid of that horrid glass projecting walk way from Myer to the vile Melbourne Central.

The dark brown building in the photo is old too. It is kind of an old building streetscape on that side. Not for much longer. When will the avaricious property developers ever be reined in? Not by Planning Minister Madden nor the Brumby State Government.

Everyone now knows to click on pictures to see them bigger, don't they.


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  2. Anonymous1:08 am

    Keep the three old buildings and demolish Myer instead.

  3. Anonymous6:43 pm

    Thanks for the clearer shot - I know exactly where it is now! Do you think it could be saved by a vigorous public protest? Vik.

  4. A nice work your link was Jayne. Lol at your FJ reference.

    Anon, it interesting that Myer and DJs are being very competitive and re-inventing themselves, as big department stores around the world are going broke.

    It could be saved Vik, but we are now distracted by a twenty four storey glass wall associated accommodation to be built behind the Windsor Hotel, never mind the demolition of the Princess Mary Club. See post on Rathdowne Street. All quite depressing really.

  5. Brumby by name and brumby by nature with apologies to all the animal brumbies out there

  6. Anonymous10:49 am

    I'm all for saving historic and significant buildings, so when I read the AGE article about Lonssale House, I searched Google images to see what it looked like. My first reaction is, tear it down. Looks awful.

  7. Sorry to hear that Anon. Many disagree. But it isn't just about the building, it is also about the streetscape.