As far as T&G Buildings around Australia go, Hobart has to be one of the best examples with its ratio so pleasing to the eye and to photograph too. The building has recently been given a new lick of paint and upper floors have been converted into apartments. I love the T&G buildings over Australia, each similar but taking on their own distinct flair. It was sad to see the the Modernist T&G in Townsville demolished under a decade ago. When it was built archive photographs show it standing as one of the tallest buildings in Hobart. It must have been quite confronting to the passer by back in the day. Isn't it funny how the "tall" buildings and the perception of what is tall change over the decades. The last large building boom in Hobart occurred in the 1960s and 1970s that saw new buildings, both commercial and Government tower over the T&G. If you take a walk around Hobart you can witness many in-tact examples of Modernist tower blocks. There are several along Murray Street, including the doomed and soon to be demolished 10 Murray Street Government Offices, the heritage listed State library Brutalist Stack, and you cannot go past the AMP Tower opposite the mall, what a stunning design. Hobart has so many great examples of Modernist architecture, what are you waiting for, book a trip to Hobart and check them out!
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.
My portfolio of commercial and art projects can be seen on my website www.tryanphotos.com and I can be contacted here as well. All photographs are copyright of Thomas Ryan Photography. Unauthorised use is prohibited. Contact me for all enquires