Thursday, December 22, 2016

An apple shop in town

Opinions on the merits of Federation Square are often strong. Some, like myself, over time have grown to like it. It is a vast space over the top of what was railway yards. Within it is public art galleries, performance space, houses SBS TV and Radio, shops, bars and restaurants, I could go on.

I suppose you would call this part the public space at Fed Square. There is a proposal to demolish the colourful building on the right for a multi storied apple shop, a large glass cube. A glass cube does not seem appropriate for apple storage. While Fed Square sits well above the river and I do agree it could be better connected to the river and this will be part of the proposal, I am not sure the price will be worth the destruction of an important part of Fed Square. However, just up the street is a fruit stall and I know it sells apples, and so I don't want to see the look of Federation Square ruined by demolishing an integral part of the square for a shop to sell bloody apples. Besides, apple consumption is steadily falling around the world.



8 comments:

  1. This is only 10 mins work from my office, so I often wander around at lunchtime, especially if there is an exhibition I want to see. But the complex is removed from the river (as you noted), concrete laden and boxed in. How about trees, water views, lawn and softness?

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    1. Hels, definitely trees are needed on the perimiter of the large public area. Lawns and crowds of people do not work so well. The front of the State Library is on about its fourth re-grassing in four years. I am thinking the building could be demolished and a wide ramped plaza could run down to the river.

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  2. Looks like what we call a farmers market. It where the local sale there where.
    This last summer I never made it down to ours.
    But I'm clueless why it called a farmer market...There all sort of items not just food related.
    Usual they have some type of performance going on.

    Coffee is on

    Coffee is on

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    1. Dora, like here, Farmers Markets have been corrupted to mean a lot more than farmers selling fresh produce. Not great.

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  3. some people get weird ideas at times. pity they can't leave things alone..

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    1. Margaret, it is popular and not broken, so it would be good to leave it alone for the time being.

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  4. We have an Apple store in our Rundle Mall, a giant glass cube, like you said.
    Funny looking apples though (*~*)

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    1. River, it must be Apple's signature building. For a long time they have been looking for a site in the city here, but I don't think they have found it at Fed Square.

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