Monday, April 14, 2008

Telegraph facade

Along the Queen St Mall, and in other places throughout the City centre, there seems to be a push to develop new buildings but to keep the facade of the previous building. It has always struck me as an odd policy, because there will be a time where there are no genuine examples of architecture in the late 20th or early 21st Centuries. I am sure that future generations will think us mad not to have attempted to either save the original buildings or have our own designs that we think worthy of display. The Myer Centre, which recently celebrated its 20th year, has a number of these old facades hiding a modern multistory shopping plaza. The subject of this shot is one of those facades, that of the building that housed the Telegraph newspaper offices. (OM2sp, Tokina 35-105mm RMC f3.5-4.5 zoom, HP5 @ 400)

1 comment:

Nicole said...

Well shot Boyd. I have often wondered how to get a good image since they put that sculpture hanging in front of the facade. You have cleverly incorporated it in with the frontage and made it an inverse example of what your words say - the old hiding behind the new.

P.S. I just signed the online petition to save the Regent from becoming an antique mask for a multicorp monstrosity.