Wednesday, April 14, 2010

T&G Building - Hobart

The T&G Building - Hobart: In need of a little TLC

This is a rear perspective of the T&G Commercial complex in Hobart CBD. The T&G buildings were dotted all around towns and cities across Australia.

clock face view with damage
The building is in a good state, although it is at a stage of its life that it does need rennovations as the exterior fittings (such as the smashed clock facade), peeling paint and general wear and tear. A T&G Tower block at the other end of the country in Townsville block very similar to Hobart's was demolished a few years ago, and since then the block has remained empty. It's a somber reminder of how buildings that we take for granted can be removed so quickly - forever.

To view old photographs of some other T&G Buildings (including Hobart & Townsville) click here

The now empty site where the T&G similar to that of Hobart's tower stood in Townsville.

1 comment:

  1. I saw the T & G building in Mildura and loved it ( but I didn't realise that an identical bit of architecture was in Hobart.. and possible elsewhere.

    Many thanks


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