Friday, October 30, 2009

Demolition of 1960s Hobart Office Block

Hobart is to get it's own version of what has been dubbed as 'Melbourne's Federation Square' by some of the local media, but the final approved plan will see the 10 Murray Street Government Office block demolished as part of the new plan. 10 Murray Steet was built in the late 1960s and is surrounded by a diversity of buildings spanning two centuries. There are several Art Deco Buildings as well, including the former the Government Printing Offices as well as the the sweeping office block that faces Davey Street. The latter Art Deco office block is to have the the top floors removed that were added in the 1960/70s.

A Sydney based firm plans to open up the area as a public space. One of the major new buildings is a new and interesting looking 'honeycomb' colour Government Office Building that will replace the 1960s office block (pictured). Since the announcement there has been public divide about the demolition of 10 Murray Street in the local media. A group known as "Save 10 Murray" has recently been setup to petition against the demolition of 10 Murray Street. Works on the project are planned to begin in March 2010.

I have undertaken a photographic essay of 10 Murray Street which can be viewed here

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