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Sirius apartments in The Rocks, Sydney (the ugly building)

Discussion in 'Living Room' started by bob shovel, 18th Feb, 2016.

  1. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    What's everyone's thought on the buildings future use and appearance?

    The heritage council wants it preserved
    It's a brutalist rarity in The Rocks, and the Heritage Council wants it to stay

    Is it any closer to being sold?

    It's a bit of an eye sore and surely keep the building but modify the facade so it's less ugly.

    Does it holds any significance? Apart from housing commis? What else has it been used for
     
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    Why so serious? ;)
     
  3. Scott No Mates

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    It should be kept as a slum for all ages as a tribute to all slum lords.

    Small & dark rooms in a 1970's brutalistic form. Little consideration of open space. A true honour to have a Le Corbusier-inspired building for the masses located in such close proximity to the harbour.
     
  4. bob shovel

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    PC group buy in? :p

    Considering an offer, I think a casino would do well around there
     
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    I actually think that the building should be kept for historical reasons and much rather it than having a glass skyscraper.
     
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    No, it won't fly. TAB knows that you need a low socioeconomic demographic to support the facility but they're being kicked out. There's a need to bus the in.
     
  7. bob shovel

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    Hmm so before it sells I need a mobile TAB van parked out the front "deals on wheels?"
     
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    I kinda like it :p.
     
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  9. bob shovel

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    But surely allow some work to the outside?
    They've done some good warehouse conversions around the Anzac bridge areas. Do the same with this one i reckon.some paint, vertical garden or 2 hundred job done :p
     
  10. Ted Varrick

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    It's hard to argue against the premise that this building is uglier than a hat full of spiders.

    Bulldoze it.

    And maybe build another casino on the site, but just not like James's one that looks like a big upright Dyson Vacuum Cleaner (check it out barangaroo casino pic - Google Search ), which makes me feel an alternative is in order...

    c'mon North Ryde RSL, you can do it!
     
  11. AndrewTDP

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    Like Blues Pt it has a lot of architectural merit.

    That doesn't mean it is attractive but it does deserve heritage listing more than an "attractive" California bungalow.
     
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    I cannot help but get a little shiver down the spine when I see that building. I do actually like it. Perhaps it is because I think of Jumanji with I see it? Peter, Peter, get the axe!
     
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    I agree with vertical garden