Posts Tagged ‘William Street’

Pedestrian counters in the City of Melbourne

Pedestrians – the City of Melbourne is full of them. But how do we know how many of them are pounding the footpaths each day? Posting people at street corners with a tally counter and a clipboard is one way, but now there is a much more high tech way to do the same job – can you see it?

Morning commuters head down Melbourne's William Street

Melbourne’s abandoned skyscraper

If you frequent the west end of Melbourne’s CBD, then you might have noticed this nondescript looking office building during your travels. Known as Communications House, this 21-storey building is located at 199 William Street on the north-west corner of the intersection with Little Bourke Street, opposite the Supreme Court of Victoria. However if you stop and look through the windows, one finds an abandoned foyer covered with years of dust. So how does an entire skyscraper lie empty for over a decade?

The abandoned skyscraper on Melbourne's William Street

223 William: Melbourne’s mothballed law court

Welcome to the William Cooper Justice Centre, located in the middle of Melbourne’s legal district at the corner of William and Lonsdale Streets in the city. The centre was officially opened by Deputy Premier and Attorney-General Rob Hulls on Wednesday, 6 October 2010 but one year on, the foyer is empty and the security equipment still to be unpacked. So why is everything mothballed?

223 William Street, Melbourne

Melbourne’s biggest sundial

Sundials are usually a small ornament you find in the garden: this one is a bit bigger, at 28 stories tall. So what causes it?

Melbourne's biggest sundial

South Pacific Health Clubs are corporate litterbugs

Two weeks ago I noticed the following advertising junk for “South Pacific Health Clubs” while on my way to work in the Melbourne CBD. As I continued on, this isolated sticker had turned into an orange brick road of sorts.

South Pacific Health Clubs spamming the real world