Thursday, 22 June 2017

The Rocks, Sirius, sign

This neon sign has been displayed in an apartment window of the Sirius building, viewed from Playfair Street at The Rocks. The building was built in 1979 in the Brutalist architectural style to house public tenants. It is scheduled for demolition and the "SOS" (Save Our Sirius) sign has been installed by residents who have been protesting against it, with some arguing for the preservation of the building for heritage listing.

16 comments:

  1. Alas, the local authorities will demolish/sell and lose a sense of history which the residents are fighting for. A great sign nonetheless. Greetings!

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  2. An incredible image. Looks striking at night with the neon and the moon. Great shot Jim!

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  3. I didn't like Brutalist architecture, but I think the tenants are correct. Renovate the building completely and preserve it.

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  4. I saw this building while getting a bite to et at Vivid and thought they wanted to be saved from the festival!!

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  5. This is a wonderful and very spooky photograph. Great cover for a mystery novel!

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    1. What a great idea. The abandoned building would be a perfect location for it too.

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  6. Sounds like this would fit into certain areas of Berlin as well. Gentrification is coming everywhere!

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  7. That was an interesting link Jim, the building is a bit harsh looking but the apartments look really nice. I hope it does make it on to the heritage list.

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