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strength and fragility...

2007-12-14 – Friday – 11:44:51
strength and fragility

A more traditional view from Fed Square with its cool glass-oblong information centre (the main floor of which is underground). The architecture of Melbourne is great, its mix of old and new; something that stood out to me is the way modern architecture doesn't look as "strong" as older styles. Take for example the Flinders Street Station (the yellow domed building on the left) - it looks like it could withstand anything. By comparison the twin extrusions of Rialto Towers behind it look fragile. While modern construction techniques probably result in physically stronger buildings, they don't look as strong.

northern loop

East view of the lines leading to Flinders Street Station before they pass under Federation Square.