Wednesday, March 5, 2008

City Hall

This is Brisbane's King George Square, with City Hall and its clock tower in the background. City Hall was officially opened in 1930, although some Council staff had been working in the building since 1927. City Hall is constructed of local materials, including sandstone blocks sourced from Helidon. The clock tower was the city's tallest building until the 1960s, when it was overtaken by modern office towers; the first one being the MLC Building on the corner of Adelaide and Edward Streets.

King George Square wasn't opened until 1975, but it is currently undergoing a complete redevelopment in conjunction with the new Northern busway. Unfortunately, the Square will lose all its fountains as a result of the recent severe drought which has made water features very un-PC. I passed the new Square today, and it is apparent that the redeveloped area is going to look entirely different from this picture.

The photo was taken with a 12mm wide-angle (18mm equivalent at full sensor size) lens, and has been corrected for perspective distortion.

EXIF: Nikon D70; Nikkor 12-24 mm DX; ISO 200; 1/640 sec; f9.


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