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Republic Tower

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Text from Walking Melbourne

The National Trust guide to the historic and architectural landmarks of central Melbourne

Republic Tower

South west corner of Queen and La Trobe Streets

2000

Katsalidis Architects

 

This is undoubtedly the most striking of Melbourne’s new crop of apartment towers. Designed by Nonda Katsalidis, and completed in 2000, the tower has a strong verticality contrasted with projecting horizontal forms, and a corner ‘billboard’ for a changing program of artworks. The thick concrete elements and boldly projecting sections, particularly the levels that curve to a sharp point, make it sculptural on a huge scale.

 

 

Four of my own photographs below.

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Dangerous Beans's picture

Nonda generally does good work, this is his best high rise in my opinion, and still one of my favorites.

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Peter Maltezos's picture

It's not just you with that opinion, I think this is his best so far as well. yes

 

Images from dedece

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Fedsquared's picture

Stunning tower. One of my favourites.

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Peter Maltezos's picture

Two more photographs of mine.smiley

 

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Entry facing Queen Street.

The entry.

Interior of one of the larger apartments.

The communal 25 metre lap pool.

 

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Peter Maltezos's picture

The ever changing art on the Queen and Latrobe Streets corner.

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2008/11/25/1227491547052.html

From The Age

Turning Playboy bunny image on its head

Richard Willingham

November 26, 2008

DAVID Walsh, private collector, professional gambler and agent provocateur, has unveiled his latest artistic offering to Melbourne at the Republic Tower on La Trobe Street.

The work, by Polly Borland, an Australian artist now living in Britain, features a woman she saw on the street in 2003.

"She was extremely tall and captivating in her style, like a 1950s starlet," Borland told The Guardian newspaper in May. "One day, it just came to me that I should be taking photos of her. So I found out she was called Gwen and where she worked, and marched in there and gave her my phone number."

The work at Republic is called Untitled III (2004-05), from Borland's Bunny series.

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