5/12/15

Looking up O'Connell Street

Looking up O'Connell Street from the Fort Street carpark at the beautiful 'Chicago School' style General Building on the left, and the Metropolis building towering above and behind it.


Sad to think that I was sketching from what would have been the basement of the old
Auckland Star building demolished in 1989. That's it below viewed from Shortland Street in 1910.
Even sadder that after 24 years the vacant site used as an open air carpark is about to
be developed into a – surprise – 4 story Carpark!

The Transport blog has a good thread on the subject here.

Auckland Star building, Shortland Street, Auckland. Auckland Star:
Negatives. Ref: 1/1-002917-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.
http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23200225

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