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CBD | 612 Lonsdale Street | Melbourne One | 144m | 47L | Residential

Nicholas Harrison's picture
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The Latest tower by Central Equity on part of the old AGE newspaper site on the corner of Spencer and Lonsdale Streets.

The facade and front section of the historic Reidy's building will be retained.

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Melburn21's picture

Southbank Grand 2.0?

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Nicholas Harrison's picture

Time to say goodbye to Elliot Lane.

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Peter Maltezos's picture

^^ Hard to believe that is the central city area, reminds me of the old neighbourhood I grew up in near the Richmond railway station.

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Mark Baljak's picture

Doig Architecture

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Dangerous Beans's picture

%#@! My eyes! That's painful to look at on a sunday morning... or any time for that matter.

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Fedsquared's picture

Bloody CE! Even worse than I expected. Thank God that The Age site will block it out.

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Qantas743's picture

"Dog Architecture".

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MelbourneGuy's picture

Didn't they name a similar building years ago the 'Green latrine'. This may be its second incarnation.

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Melbourne_Fragments's picture

Just lazy. generic mesh is all they can do to integrate the historic facade? also losing 2 bluestone laneways and a few old brick buildings that could have been adaptively re-used for so many creative purposes. massive fail and short term thinking that the future residents in this area will regret

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Kycon's picture

Flagstaff Place was decent and interesting, but this has got to be one of CE"s most uninspiring design.

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Mark Baljak's picture

devil is in the detail

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Fedsquared's picture

It actually doesn't look as bad there, apart from that podium.

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MelbourneGuy's picture

Pretty much the same as their previous stuff. Not to my taste at all but their formula must be working because they always sell.

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Nicholas Harrison's picture

Paint the concrete black and get rid of the central equity signage.

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Fedsquared's picture

I'd prefer the exposed concrete to black paint. Could work on this one.

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Chris Peska's picture

I mean if you compare this with so many other towers going upin the city these days, this design is still 10 years behind. Exactly the same as Southbank One.

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Melbourne_Fragments's picture

podium is the equivalant of bogan surf brand rip off designer ripped jeans

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johnproctor's picture

^ exactly hate that text. Hate the podium. Hate the loss of lane ways. Hate the box design. Hate the 50m central equity sign. Hate the treatment of the heritage building.

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Andrew Mck's picture

^^
Agree 100%..

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MelbourneGuy's picture

CE have never been known for their cutting edge design.

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Mark Baljak's picture

demolition of rear plot has started

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Ryan Seychell's picture

Construction to begin mid-year. Sales launch was packed yesterday..

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Rohan Storey's picture

Strangely looks just like a central equity design ! Yukky. Thought they were going to at least keep more of the side wall of the warehouse, but no. At least the fabulous Edwardian facade will have a blank backdrop behind it, and it set back a long way - surprised the front tower doesnt overhanging the Lonsdale St footpath !

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