Re: Re: Smithfield

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Agreed – great pics sw. I passed through here a couple of days ago for the first time since the foundations for the apartments went down – what a transformation! The fact that the height of the buildings seems phenomenal despite them only being 7ish storeys really serves to demonstrate the nature of so much development in the city.
It is refreshing to see such densities being achieved here – a good example of high density not equalling high-rise.
Still a bit early to appreciate the architecture though with scaffolding etc.

One thing that’s notable now is the bases of the gas burner columns – while their industrial looked great initally being new and sited in the context of a windwept plaza, now they’re stranded in a much more human, civilised space. Unfortunately they now look too crude, and tatty too…

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