Thursday, 7 May 2015

Haymarket, Market City

Market City is located along Hay Street, in the inner city suburb of Haymarket. The complex contains a produce and flea market known as Paddy's Markets on the ground floor, the Market City shopping centre on three levels and a skyscraper apartment building above called The Peak. Sydney's produce markets were originally located here until 1980 when they moved to the western suburb of Flemington. The Vegetable Market building was built in 1909 in the Edwardian architectural style and the façade was preserved and restored for this redevelopment.

14 comments:

  1. Great looking building. At least you still have an operating vegetable market even if it has moved to a new location.

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  2. The old facade really works well against the new elements.

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  3. These markets are very popular. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  4. Interesting how they always used to put AD before the dates as if it could be mistaken for BC.

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    1. Yes, Gerald. I thought that was quite interesting too.

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  5. This is the kind of place where even I think it's fun to shop.

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  6. From this view, the new additions doesn't look too jarring with the original building.

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  7. I'd like to stroll through that market!

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  8. I'm glad they kept the original building - the whole thing works rather well!

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  9. Nice that is was preserved. I could spend quite a bit of time and money in a place like that!

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  10. poor old markets, they could have done better - like melbourne or Adelaide.

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  11. This architecture suggests that this market has had many lives Jim. It is hanging on.

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  12. I would like to visit this market! A beautiful building too.

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