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Parramatta Stadium Rebuild and other stuff

Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by Suitman, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. Gronk

    Gronk Moderator Staff Member

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    World’s lowest building is where it’s at. Think Burj Khalifa upside down. Halfway to Chyna.

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  2. Hollywood Jesus

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    The lack of a "u"...?
     
  3. Suitman

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    Final piece of the puzzle in Parra Town Square has started construction - The Civic Centre.




    Construction Kicks Off at Parramatta Civic Building

    FRI 07 AUG 20 Urban developer

    The City of Parramatta has commenced construction on its long-planned $130 million civic building at Parramatta Square.

    Australian company Built will construct the six-storey building after being selected by council in February to deliver the project following a 12-month process.
    Built is also constructing Walker Corporation’s 6 and 8 Parramatta Square, and has recently completed 3 and 4 Parramatta Square.

    “Councillors first committed to the vision of a new civic building within a world-class commercial and cultural precinct in 1996 and we are incredibly proud to see their ambitious plan taking shape,” Parramatta lord mayor Bob Dwyer said.

    The building was designed by French firm Manuelle Gautrand Architecture and two local houses.
    The crystalline building will offer 8,000sq m of civic space while also featuring a large multi-coloured digital façade for public art projections.

    The city’s historic Town Hall will be seamlessly integrated into the new civic building.

    Despite the coronavirus pandemic sparking an economic downturn, construction has been business as usual at Parramatta Square.
    Built national director Steve Boss said the firm was excited to be delivering not just a striking, place-making design but also a sustainably-focused building.
    The building is expected to open in April 2022 in line with the remaining Parramatta Square precinct.

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    Construction Kicks Off at Parramatta Civic Building
    The City of Parramatta has commenced construction on its long-planned $130 million civic, cultural and community building at Parramatta Square.
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  4. T.S Quint

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    That is a cool looking building.
     
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  5. TheRam

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    It's French.
     
  6. Gronk

    Gronk Moderator Staff Member

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    No shit Hercule.
     
  7. Suitman

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    The original design was even more spectacular. See red outlines below.

    It was dumbed down due to over-shadowing issues of the square.
    I'll never understand why, in this country which has generally such a hot climate for the majority of the year, over-shadowing is such a huge issue. You'd think we'd be encouraging less exposure to the sun, not more.
    See article below with stupid quotes highlighted in red. (a few hours on some days in winter!! FMD).
    Lucy f**king Turnbull would never visit the place anyway.

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    Original design....

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  8. Twizzle

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    Isn't it to do with creating breeze ways and allowing sun to encourage growth, trees vegetation etc ?

    Also in Winter it can prevent the footpaths etc from drying out, some certain aspects cant be modeled.
     
  9. TheRam

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    That's not what I meant Mr Magoo. I was attributing its classy a design due to it being French, not that we didn't know that it was French.
     
  10. Suitman

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    That might be some of what is behind the whole of reasons given, yet it is still just nimby arguments, which I don't get. Go and stand in the current Parra mall in the middle of summer. It's a sauna. Absolutely no shade at all.
    Did you read the report? It states that it is due to a few lost sunlight hours in the middle of winter. Come on, how does that make any sense, when for mostly 6 months or more of the year, the place is a heat bath.
    It also stated that it is only parts of the square that would be in shade. It wouldn't be hard to walk to an area of the square that wasn't in shade.
    Seriously mate, this is just nimbyism going to extremes.
    A wife of a former Prime Minister who lives in a harbor side mansion in Potts Point influenced this decision.
    FFS.
     
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  11. Gary Gutful

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    Agree. Its piss.
     
  12. I bleed blue & gold

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    Hey guys, can anyone give me any info about this coin.
    Was it given out as a freebee to the first 999 people through the gates at the stadium? Did you have to purchase it? Anyone have one? Cheers.
     

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    Thats a cracker Georgie. I was there that day with my Dad. L158 & 159, Thornett Stand. I certainly didnt receive one and we would have been there when the gates opened. I also dont recall seeing them offered for sale either.
    As if I wasnt pis*ed off enough not winning a competition for 34 years now I am twice as annoyed I missed out on a medal.
    Thanks for bringing that to my attention Georgie. Damn you man!
     
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    Thanks for the info, mate.
    It’s actually not mine, it’s my friends family’s and she was trying to get some info on it. I have some good Parra stuff though..:grinning:
     
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    Cheers buddy. Dont be a stranger.
     
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    Here's a picture of what Parra looked like in 1988.



    And here's a proposed picture of what it will look like in about 2 years with all the under construction work currently taking place. An amazing transformation!!
    In the photo below, there's only 4 of the smaller towers currently completed.
    There's also another more than half a dozen tall towers currently going through the planning process.



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    Other stuff.....

    Australia's largest office block is progressing nicely in the heart of Parramatta.

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  18. Hollywood Jesus

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    I've seen larger office blocks than that, Suity.
     
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    This is a seriously large development.
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  20. Gronk

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    Interesting that Walkers pulled back on the residential tower proposal. It confirms what most are saying that the apartment market in Parra has reached saturation and the oversupply will impact on capital gain potential.
     

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