But at least it looks like a one and a half chain wide road (99 feet or 30.2 metres) there. It would have to be that wide to accommodate the double line tramway and all the horrendous, speeding motor traffic! As for the rest...forget it.
Andrew Cook (admiring Hoddle's original survey of Melbourne).
From:tramsdownunder@... tramsdownunder@...> on behalf of Mal Rowe mal.rowe@...>
Sent: Monday, 14 May 2018 9:50 PM
Subject: [TramsDownUnder] The No Place place
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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