Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Barangaroo #39

God save us. How much more nonsense can the proponents of the over development of Barangaroo come up with. From the Daily Terrograph.

ARCHITECTS and planners want higher towers at the Barangaroo redevelopment to prevent Sydney from becoming a short city.

Sydney has only one of the 10 tallest buildings in Australia - beaten by Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Perth to 10th place - with the 18-year-old Chifley tower up to 25 storeys shorter than its rivals.

Small-building syndrome has led to calls for the height of buildings at Barangaroo - which were slashed by 53m to 235m - to be reinstated.

Calls for taller towers at Barangaroo have divided Sydney, with at least 100 of the 202 submissions on the development against view-blocking towers.

Master planner Lord Richard Rogers said plans for the harbourside had to be bold to position Sydney among the truly great cities of the world.

4 comments:

  1. It's almost like who's got the largest penis! What's wrong with shorter buildings.

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  2. Size Queens.
    Apparently size does matter...to those swimming in the shallow end.
    Bet they buy their Shakespeare, Chaucer and Shelley by the yard, too *rolls eyes*.

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  3. Anonymous9:18 am

    It's gunna be a lost cause, because the Land & Environment Court will pass Lend Leases plans for the area.

    Then when all the fuss is over who will really care.

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  4. Indeed Peter. Rather like ageing men driving sports cars.

    By the yard Jayne, haha.

    No doubt you are correct Anon. It will be ghastly whatever the height.

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