Thursday, November 19, 2009

Launceston Myer Store

The Launceston Myer Store in Brisbane Street is one of the towns tallest buildings. The complex dominates the corner of Brisbane and St John Streets. A walk inside and up the elevators gives a sense as to how large the space in the building is. I cannot help but think that a building of such scale wouldn't be built today as shops have become more niche and specialist and smaller in size. The Myer store can at times feel like a surreal kind of place, a deserted space with lots of goods. Once the top floor was a cafe, and what a wonderful view that would have been overlooking the CBD of Launceston. The main corner facade is made up of lots of small tiles and the central curve coupled with the tiles works really well.

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