There are half a dozen fantastic projects going up within half a mile of Central Station.
Here are some recent update pictures (changing rapidly…)
01. Central Park
That heliport still amazes me every time I walk past it. And the greenery growing on the walls. Talk about smoke and mirrors. However, it does work to set this development apart from the other boring stuff. And the site is superb too.
More images- http://www.sydneyarchitecture.com/NEW/NEW15.htm
02. 163 Castlereagh Street (ANZ Tower).
Up in mid-town, the new ANZ tower by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (FJMT) has turned out wonderfully. The good detailing and sense of design that FJMT usually display on their libraries (etc) is here employed to make some urbanely relaxed inner city spaces.
More images- http://www.sydneyarchitecture.com/NEW/NEW01.htm
03. Construction of the new 14-storey faculty UTS ITE Building dramatically sheathed in angular aluminium on the corner of Broadway and Jones Street. A somewhat disturbingly modern (decon) facade (modern Brutalism..) facing the main entry to the city. This may turn out badly.
More images- http://sydneyarchitecture.com/cbd/cbd7-023.htm
04. The UTS Dr Chau Chak Wing Building
Just down the road from the ITE Building is the new superstar-Gehry-designed Chau Chak Wing. The facade has not started to go on but it promises to be a good one. It is also sited on an old elevated disused railway corridor that promises to become a very interesting and dynamic part of Sydney.
More images- http://sydneyarchitecture.com/cbd/cbd7-021.htm
05. 180 Thomas Street, Haymarket. Bates Smart
Won through a City of Sydney Design Excellence Competition.
Very nice little office building, opposite the Gehry UTS building (on the old railway building. A conversion of a 10 year old plinth.
Above- a BS rendering of the completed project.