Commenting on the story: First images of heritage tower block revealed
This development has no relationship to the King’ s Head Hotel. It is bulky and block like and is aesthetically unappealing. Architecturally, Adelaide can do so much better. – Denise Darling
“In our opinion, the proposed development does exhibit an innovative design with stylish architecture which provides a clear edge to the street with consistent architectural detailing to all facades,” the documents state.”
Another ubiquitious box in the skyline. Adelaide will not age well for the generations to follow. Developers and their boring legacy. – John McGovern
Distinctive. Colour (if accurate) a little dark. I would like to see living ‘green walls’ of vegetation to reduce heat reflection and for healthy air.
But concept good. It’s progress and would liven the area. – Robert Warn
This is appalling. Add it to the monstrosity planned for the Newmarket Hotel site, the horrific, almost windowless tower on Flinders near Hutt Street, the Central Market tower and Adelaide will be known henceforth as the City of Ugly Apartments.
These are testament to money and greed. What is the council thinking? – John Payne
So another version of the Edinburgh Hotel on Currie St, with an ugly, intrusive megablock right in its back yard. Or the Hackney Hotel.
Leave the beautiful old buildings alone. Turn them into restaurants, art galleries, anything else. Adelaide is starting to lose its history.
Imagine what the Newmarket Hotel must have looked like coming up Port Rd 100 years ago: proud, majestic, beautiful. So many soulless megatowers. Ticky tacky. – Ursula Kennedy
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