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Currong Apartments are about to meet their maker

Over the last few weeks, the fences have gone up around the Currong Apartments in Braddon, and so the days are numbered for this rather dodgy bit of Canberra.

Currong Apartments fenced in [1]
Currong Apartments fenced in [2]
Currong Apartments fenced in [3]

Interestingly the power is still on in there as some of the lights in the common areas were on went I went by, and could be seen from outside the fence.

Also interesting is that one of the abandoned cars in the carpark was not removed before the fences went up.

Abandoned car within the Currong Apartments complex [4]

And for purposes of comparison, here is a photo taken from Currong St yesterday.
Currong Apartments fenced in, as seen from Currong St [5]

And a photo from the archives of Samuel’s Blog, taken in January 2007.
Currong Apartments in January 2007, as seen from Currong St [6]

It will be very interesting to see how the demolition takes place as the building is very close to a lot of other residences and many types of quick demolitions would be inappropriate due to the disruption or mess they would cause.


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#1 Comment By nbrettoner On January 7, 2015 @ 2:57 pm

Hi Samuel,

Did you blank out that blue car’s # plate, or was it missing?..
Answer as to how to remove?.

Select all levels, press DELETE. 😉

#2 Comment By Samuel On January 7, 2015 @ 3:02 pm

What good timing…I just walked in my front door.

The number plate was missing, but if you have a look on the car’s front passenger window you can see the “if you don’t remove your car pronto, we will!” notice from the ACT Government. Clearly the left hand is not speaking to the right hand.

I suppose we could just go for the almighty kaboom hooked up to the delete button…meanwhile a very good afternoon to the ASIO code-breakers who are undoubtedly now trying to unravel some sort of secret message in all of this.