Saturday, May 29, 2010

Blues Point Tower - McMahons Point North Sydney

Built in 1962 & designed by architect, Harry Seidler (and Associates), Blues Point Tower has 24 levels and stands at 83 metres tall.
As a singular building, it really stands out, just the other side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge by ferry but Seidler had originally proposed a 29-building apartment development when council zoning laws were being changed.

(ref: Wikipedia & SMH 28 Sept 2002)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Erskineville on the edge - the Zenix apartments

a new day and a closer look at the Metroland Zenix development Erskineville, next to St Peters Park - 224 units completed in 2003 for $80 million.
I think it's an improvement on their 1996 Pyrmont development, which frankly looks like the brightly painted East Berlin buildings situated a street or two east from where Checkpoint Charlie stood - very bland.
Zenix is curiously attractive on a good day.