Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Launceston Waterfront Precinct Buildings

This view of the former Launceston waterfront precinct shows a detailed view of the buildings that are by in large no longer used. The yellow silos to the left are still full of processed grain, some sheds are being used for workshops, but the large and iconic saw-tooth roof sheds are empty and no longer used. There are demolition signs posted around the area because of flood levy works that are going on. Many buildings have already been demolished for this council project.

The entire site has a feeling of empty somberness, and its life has come to the end. One thing that probably remains certain is the entire waterfront precinct area will dramatically change, whether that means demolition of buildings or redevelopment.

A panoramic version of the photo above can be seen by clicking here

1 comment:

  1. All the silo out buildings are set to be demolished the wool sheds, the saw tooth sheds, are safe the smaller white silos, formally goliath cement silos for boral concrete, are demoilished now and the flood prevention building is also gone. Interesting side note all theses building and silos was once serviced by the railways and that was removed by my father in the late 1980's


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