Monday, July 14, 2014

Local assist please

In the photo a tall tree dominates. Just to your left glinting in the sunlight, I believe is the communication tower on top of the hill on Canterbury Road between Warrigal Road and Elgar Road. On  the same ridge line over to the far left, a new high rise building has appeared. I mean the smudgy grey one on the horizon. I am guessing it is in Box Hill, but I am not sure. It is very brightly illuminated at night and if you click on the photo, you may be able to see the construction cranes. Does anyone know anything about the building, especially its location?


Later edit: This is so much worse than I thought and thanks to Em Stacks, I now know where this building is and it is so inappropriate. It is an area I am familiar with and this is just such a disgrace. Who was responsible? A Crikey writer reports and form your own view.

Even later edit: It is probably a moot point but the above it seems is wrong and the new building is this one, with one above yet to begin construction.Correction from Chris in comments.  https://urbanmelbourne.info/projects/whitehorse/ato-box-hill-913-whitehorse-road-box-hill

10 comments:

  1. Andrew, I don't know but locals will help you for sure.....

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  2. Sorry not a local. Let us know when you find out.

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    1. There may be one reader I have Diane, who may know.

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  3. oh it's bloody Justin Madderning again -from Domain real estate online 2010:
    "As recently as five years ago, residents in Box Hill, about 15 kilometres from town, might never have thought they would be fighting against the construction of a New York-style, 38-level skyscraper earmarked for an open-air car park on a congested secondary road.

    But the as-yet-unnamed Box Hill project — which is also speculated to include a hotel — has been in planning for some years and, pending the result of yesterday's state election, is expected to be decided by the government next year.

    Mr Madden made the decision to "call in" decision-making powers for the project earlier this year on the request of developer the Barton Group, and has since formed a working group to review a proposal. At 38 levels, the proposed tower (below) would make Box Hill recognisable from anywhere in Melbourne with an eastern suburbs aspect.

    Local industry sources expect the project would be met with overseas buyer demand. Construction of the new Box Hill landmark could be under way by the middle of 2011."

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  4. "a congested secondary road" - so let us make it more so with trucks and scaffolding and all the extra tradies traffic for years of fitting out, the all the extra traffic of 38 levels full of people coming and going. justin bloody madderning.

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  5. Crikey.com said "The proponents work hard in their submission to Council to emphasise the building will not be as visually prominent from a distance as most would assume."

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    1. Sir Em Stacks, I have fallen in love with you again. You are brilliant. No, not visually prominent from a distance at all. The ghost of Madden lives on, that is he who is protesting against a high rise development in his area. Let's call it what it is. A cheap high rise building to accommodate overseas born Chinese, that is the beginning of the ruin of Box Hill.

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  6. Actually, the new tower in Box Hill should be the new ATO office on Whitehorse Rd (opposite the tram terminus) with the Aus. Gov + Grocon being the first to change the character of Box Hill. See:https://urbanmelbourne.info/projects/whitehorse/ato-box-hill-913-whitehorse-road-box-hill. The proposed supertall residential tower hasn't started on construction yet as it's still operating as a temporary carpark. Kind of amazing how it's a gov offce being the first tower in the area which is sure to set a precedent and be the first of many, forever altering Box Hill...

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    1. Thank you so much Chris. It seems our horizon is changing much quicker than I thought and I think it is pretty unfortunate for local people.

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