Well there I was, minding my own business – which as you know all too well is my wont, nay my metier, when what should I happen upon on the wires but the Flinders St Railway Station Redevelopment Competition site? (I said “ReDev” in the title above to try to sound cool. I thought it sounded – and looked cool – so I thought I’d just go with it and ‘play in this space’ as all the coolest people say these days.
Anyway, it is just wonderful what we can do now to show people what’s going on. The videos are all great to watch, though that’s not to say all the designs are much chop. But I liked one of them a lot when I went through it – it actually gave me a bit of a thrill. Just one thrilled me I’m afraid, and I am quite thrillable I assure you, especially by architecture. Still it was the first one I watched. So perhaps that was mostly what was going on. After all, they’re all very much from the same school of groovy, oped concept driven modernism.
Which is a whole other story, about which I will, if I get the time, write a post about. In the meantime, your task is to vote in this special Troppo competition and explain your reasoning. We are unable to offer any time in the Troppo Mercedes Sports as it has been repossessed under a little known by-law on the repossession of imaginary objects and rooter is still in the garage. What’s new, I hear you ask (but I digress). No. The winner of the competition will win a ride on Troppo’s unique Time Machine to attend both the original Flinders St Station opening in 1910, returning to contemporary times via the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Your task, should you decide to accept it, will be to focus Troppo’s Giant Magnet ® on Captain De Groot’s sword foiling his darstardly plan to cut the ribbon before Sydney’s redoutable demagogue and all round nice guy, Jack Lang got to cut it.