Sunday, January 15, 2012

Tasmania Police Headquarters - Hobart

Tasmania Police Headquarters Building
The Tasmania Police Headquarters circa late 1970s early 1980s is located in Hobart is one of several multi-story buildings dotted around the Hobart CBD.  Whilst Hobart high-rise buildings don't have the height factor compared to other capital cities around Australia the city nonetheless holds several interesting examples and as Tasmania's population is only around 500,000. One could say that for the size of the State office buildings that do exist in Hobart are proportional to its population.

The Tasmania Police Headquarters is located in the CBD and such this intersection is often quite busy with cars and pedestrians cluttering the street.  The day I took this photograph road works were being done all along this road and as such I was able to compose several shots and I liked the different visual impact that road works provided in the overall scene.   The lower entrance of the building is clad with marble and sweeps around the corner of the building in a horizontal fashion, which emphasises the vertical  banding of the rest of the building.

1 comment:

  1. I like the lower portion of the building being clad with marble - it looks both neat and polished. Usually police are not given modernity and comfort.


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