It’s been a little while since my last update  on the Section 84 Development, and it seems like an appropriate time for another update as the Canberra Centre have released a newsletter about it. (Click the images to see the full size version of each page).
Here is the map of the development, which I will be referring to throughout the rest of this article. Please note that the map uses a severely outdated aerial photograph.
On Monday I went for a walk around the construction site, and took many photos (which seemed to attract the attention of a few construction workers). Some of the photos were designed to provide comparisons with my previous photos of the construction, others were designed to compare the current development status with artist’s impressions of the finished buildings, whilst others were taken simply for the sake of taking photos of the construction.
First up, here is a photo I took in early October last year, looking towards Precinct A from the corner of Bunda and Petrie streets.
Here is the artist’s impression of what it will look like upon completion.
Here is a photo taken on Monday, 8 May, 2006.
Walking back around to Ballumbir Street I noticed some rather interesting signs from “Go Traffic” which were informing people road work (in this case minor resealing works) on Torrens Street (the street almost directly under the “D”, and to the right of the words “Ballumbir Street” on the map).
I then walked between Precinct B and Precinct D to bring you more photos of Precinct B (Precinct D is not currently under construction, but will be when the carparks under Precincts A and B open).
Apparently Precincts B and C will look something like this
Whilst it is not shown on the map, Pecinct A actually continues all the way down Petrie Street, taking a narrow space away from Precinct F (The youth centre/skate park). A small section of the construction boundary does not have the green shadecloth material at the top of the skatepark.