While the site of one station is near us, it is half a kilometre away. Well, that's what we thought. Train stations need to be as long as trains and some more. It extends to very close to us. You saw my earlier photos of the massive works to reroute the tram down below The Highrise. Since then there has been massive work to move and replace pipes, drains, cables, conduits and many other services. This has led to road closures at different times. We once could access our car park from many directions. Now there is only one way in and one way out, left from Kingsway in, left into Kingsway out, meaning to go south on the main commuter road, Queens Road, we have to drive around the block through three more sets of traffic lights. This will continue to the end of February, but I fear it will happen again, for a much longer period.
There is also city building demolition for the construction of the stations.
I don't think the demolition of Port Phillip Arcade in Flinders Street will worry too many people. It was still there a week ago. I really hope the seahorse like sculpture can be kept and used elsewhere.
Around the corner in Swanston Street, these shops are closed and will be demolished.
These ones too but of course not Nicholas Building.
I am not sure about the Macleay College building, but it is quite ugly.
Awnings have been pulled down.
Oh, they've gone. That was quick.
Up and on the other side of Swanston Street, City Square has been closed. As a public space, it never worked terribly well, no matter how many times it was re-invented.
Under City Square is a car park, and it is now being demolished.
A nice little touch, probably thought up by a publicity department and spin doctors. You can watch the car park demolition work through the window of a mockup of a train carriage.