Thursday, October 29, 2009

1909 Treasury Building

Another one from Mike – this one about the original design for the treasury building – see the model of the original proposal just to the right of centre -

1909 treasury bldg scale model

 Image sourced from Picture Queensland

I did not realise the Treasury Building was designed with this enormous tower emerging from it!  Love this strategy – design a building of good quality and add a preposterous feature which can be removed to save money and then the building you want, gets built!  This model is being displayed in the Brisbane Exhibition Building in 1909.  Like the timber screens!

They really don’t make things like they used to.

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