300 George Street Blogumentary
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This is a blogumentatry project that is following the construction and development of the building complex planned for 300 George Street, Brisbane, with the aim of capturing the history from demolition of the old court building to the final completion of the three new towers.
This blog is in no way affiliated with the developer of the building site.

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Recent Posts

Updates between 7th of August and 11th of August

Updates between 31st of July and 4th of August

Time lapse videos for all of April

W Hotel curved window installation

Updates between 24th of July and 28th of July

Updates between 17th of July and 21st of July

North Quay crane extended, new number 25 painted on the elevator shaft

Updates between 10th of July and 14th of July

Night time construction zoom in fun

Close up photos of work on the W Hotel tower

Photos from around the site perimeter

Updates between 3rd of July and 7th of July

Scaffolding removed around the commercial tower

Updates from different angles, plus a video of the work on top of the W hotel tower

Updates between 26th of June and 30th of June

Updates between 19th of June and 23rd of June

Multiplex Appointed To Build Brisbane Quarter Commercial Tower

Updates between 12th of June and 16th of June

Updates between 5th of June and 10th of June

Cranes shooting rainbows over Brisbane


Official Pages

300 George Brisbane
Brisbane Quarter
Brookfield Multiplex
Brisbane Development
Wikipedia

23-Dec-2016
A look back to the site's excavation
One of the readers, Alistair, has sent some photos in to share. These are from way back during the time when the site was just starting to be excavated. Nice to have this look back into the past of the site!
03-Jan-2016
More time lapse footage of the demolition and excavation
I've had one of the readers, Rick, send in these time lapse videos that he's put together. The first one shows the final stages of the demolition and the second one shows the entire excavation compressed down to 4 minutes of footage.
05-Dec-2015
Update from the site: looks like a lift shaft has been started
I've had one of the readers, Geoff, send a couple of photos of the site. It looks like one of the lift shafts has been started now. The side walls all appear to be reinforced too and completed too. There is a bit more excavation going on in same parts as well.
30-Oct-2015
Footage of the controlled detonation at 300 George Street
The previous post suggested that there would be a controlled detonation taking place some time at the 300 George site, well it finally happened over the weekend. I had a number of people send in footage of the detonation. Check it out.
21-Oct-2015
Controlled blast planned for 300 George Street?
I've had one of the readers, Simon, send this photo in that shows what looks like preparations for a controlled blast at the excavation site. You can see in the top left corner of the photo a rig drilling holes into the rock. I can't think of any other reason for these holes apart from setting some explosives to clear the rock.
24-Sep-2015
Another angle on the dig
I've had one of the readers, Kym, send this photo in. It shows an angle of the excavation that I don't usually get to see. It's amazing to think that there was a building standing here not that long ago.
21-Sep-2015
A crane with an extremely long arm is excavating the site
Noticed that there is a crane with an extremely long arm doing excavation at the site. It's actually picking up the dirt from way down in the pit and loading it onto the trucks.
10-Sep-2015
A short video of the excavation progress
I've had Dani send these snaps and a video in today. It looks like the excavation is down at least 3 full levels, I'm guessing it's about half way done now.
18-Jul-2015
Excavation deep in the pit
I've had Jasmine from The Grosvenor On George / Showbar 320 / Barber Babes, the business across the road from the 300 George Street construction site send these photos in.
03-Jul-2015
An update on the excavation progress
I've asked a previous contributor Geoff to take a couple of photos from up above of the excavation at the site. It's getting harder and harder to take photos from the ground now as the site is completely fenced off now.
15-Jun-2015
A checkin at the dig site
Here's a photo I found from a checkin on Facebook. It shows the dig site in its full glory.
31-May-2015
Adelaide Street entry now in use
I was walking past the site the other night and managed to snap this picture quickly (apologies for the poor quality). It looks like the trucks are using the entrance on the Adelaide Street side now to load with the dirt being dug out.
18-May-2015
Weekend excavation continues
The excavation continues every weekend. I took some snaps when going past the site and one from above too. Trucks are being loaded with and dirt taken away constantly. The pit is getting deeper too.
17-Apr-2015
A new angle on the site excavation
Here is a photo sent in by Clinton that shows the excavation site from a different angle that hasn't been shown before.
10-Apr-2015
More and more digging
Here are some photos sent in by Elise.
06-Apr-2015
Another aerial shot of the flooding
Thanks to Geoff, who has previously sent in photos of the site from above, here's another photo showing some of the flooding on site after the recent rains.
28-Mar-2015
Flooding after the weekend's heavy rain
Forgot to put these up sooner, but I went by the site and took some photos after the weekend. There was quite a lot of heavy rain and this caused some more flooding and pooling of water at the site.
23-Mar-2015
The dig continues
Haven't had an update for a while so I thought I'd go have a look at what's going on at the site.
02-Mar-2015
Flood water is out, concrete is in
The water that was flooding the dug out pit has been cleared out now and looks like there is a concrete collar going up around the perimeter of the site.
21-Feb-2015
TC Marcia rains cause flooding on site, worker facilities set up
As TC Marcia batters down on Queensland there are heavy rains in the Brisbane area. It looks like this has caused the pit on site to flood. There is a water pump set up to get the water out. I've also noticed that new worker facilities have been put up on the George Street side of the site.
07-Feb-2015
Drilling and additional blue fencing erected
There's more drilling going on at the site, metal beams are also being driven into the ground. In addition, the site has a new blue fence that can't be seen through around some of the sides.
14-Jan-2015
Dig site from above
One the the reader's Geoff, who has sent in photos before has shared the another photo. This one's of the dig site from up above.
11-Jan-2015
Panoramic shot of the dig site
Since not much else apart from digging appears to be happening at the site, I've gone past and taken some photos to put together into a panorama shot. Here's what it came up as.
03-Jan-2015
The pit is getting deeper
The pit being dug out at the site is getting deeper and deeper now. There's a ramp build for excavators to travel down now. Very little of the original building is left at the moment.
28-Dec-2014
Last bits of the old court building left
There is only a small section of the old Court building left now with the rest of the site turned into an excavation site.
18-Dec-2014
A nice aerial shot of the dig
One of the readers, Geoff, has sent this photo in. Taken from across the road of the excavation site. Thanks Geoff! It's hard to imagine that there will be 3 buildings in this place.
16-Dec-2014
Trucks lining up along North Quay to move the dirt out
There have been trucks lining up along North Quay waiting to move the dirt out. As one truck would pull out of the site, another one would take its place.
15-Dec-2014
More excavation equipment, more dirt
The old basement has been dug out now, lots of excavators onsite and the piles of dug out dirt is building higher and higher.
12-Dec-2014
A hole in the ground and a ramp being built onsite
There's a developing pit in the ground now and also a ramp that's been built on one of the sides of the site.
18-Nov-2014
Excavation and drilling equipment onsite and in use
The last part of the building is quickly coming down now, meanwhile the excavation and drilling equipment has been moved onsite and is being used. Hopefully soon we will be looking at a big hole instead of piles of dirt.