Friday, December 4, 2009
Rising High in Hobart
Tasmania's State Capital, Hobart is a city full of architecture styles spanning four centuries. This vantage point demonstrates many of the post 1960s modernist high-rise office buildings within the Hobart CBD. In some respects these series of buildings show Hobart 'coming of age' and becoming a 'city' in reaching for the sky. Although there may be reluctance of high-rise in favour of smaller "traditional" buildings, I believe that they are essential if urban sprawl/congestion/pollution is to be avoided. The other interesting thing about the photograph above is that the builds are all mostly from the 1960s/70s. To me the 1960s/70s (like the periods before it) demonstrate a sign of progress and of Hobart becoming a city. Although there must be protection of our built heritage, how much does this come at the detriment of modern urban designs being constructed?
About the project
Join me (Thomas Ryan Photography) on a photographic project documenting Tasmanian 20th Century Modernism from the 1930's to the 1980's. The entire project gallery of 1000+ images and counting can be viewed on my website www.tryanphotos.com under art projects. I have been undertaking this project for over a decade.
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