The No Place place
  Mal Rowe

I had occasion to visit Melbourne's docklands area today and felt like I was in another city.

The attached view looks down the western end of Collins St, but it's a far cry from the grand wide street that has been the pride of Melbourne for so many years.

This part of Collins St, on the site of the old railway yards beyond Spencer St, is a mere laneway meandering between office blocks devoid of any inspiring design values.

It is bounded by small shops whose only customers are bored bank and insurance employees from the boring buildings on their boring lunch break.

The green mound at left might have looked nice on some design pad, but it serves no useful purpose for people in the area.

Mal Rowe - given Vic Urban an F- for design


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