Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Overheard on William St, Melbourne

'I remember when this went up. I must 'ave been about 14. I was gobsmacked!'

3 Comments:

At September 03, 2008 3:54 pm, Blogger djfoobarmatt said...

Is that polished marble?

 
At September 03, 2008 6:26 pm, Blogger Mark Lawrence said...

Nah, rusty iron, I think. Or some alloy of iron. It's just very oxidised.

 
At September 12, 2008 8:33 pm, Anonymous Anthony O'Donnell said...

I remember when it went up to, and I was only about 5. The AMP building was the tallest in Melbourne, but was pretty quickly overtaken by the BHP headquarters opposite. Which, appropriately, was also all oxidised iron. I don't get down that end of town much any more, but I reckon St James Plaza around the AMP building stands up well as a piece of late 1960s/early 1970s urban architecture, even though the AMP building itself is now dwarfed

 

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