300 George Street Blogumentary
June 2018 UpdatesJune has finally seen the opening of the W Hotel. Though I've not been invited to have a look inside I did see some photos floating around that showed that the hotel is quite nice inside.
May 2018 UpdatesMay saw the announcement of residential tower construction starting next month. The site overall has been progressing at a steady pace.
February 2018 UpdatesFebruary's update isn't as big as January. Overall the most visible progress has been made on the W Hotel tower. The curved glass side is almost fully sealed in and all the decorative cladding is almost across the whole building. There is a huge way to go until it's complete though!
Night time construction zoom in funIt's great seeing the construction site during the day, but at night it really has an eerie feel. These are some zoomed in photos I took over the weekend. This is as close as my camera allows at 30x optical zoom.
First two time lapse videos for 2017Since there was no progress on site during the later parts of December 2016 and beginning of January, there won't be any time lapse videos for that period. Below are the first two time lapses from Bernard for 2017 however, enjoy!
Time lapse footage of the 1 William Street construction over the past two years I've put together all of the footage of the 1 William Street construction from my Riverside Expressway Cam. It's not quite 300 George Street, but you can see the cranes from that construction in these videos too. The footage captures shots taken between June 2014 to December 2016. There are two videos, a day time one and a night time one.
Happy New Year! 2017 Southbank FireworksHappy New Year! Hope we will see a lot more development at the 300 George Site in 2017, but for now here are some of the fireworks from last night's celebrations.
A time lapse bonanza - September 23 to November 4Here's a collection of six time lapse videos from Bernard covering the period between September 23rd and November 4th. There hasn't been a time lapse update in a while so here they all are in one go. Enjoy!
No updates from last weekThere aren't any updates from last week so here's a photo of what the site looks like at night when looking at it from across the river. This week's updates will be posted at the end of the week as usual.
Some photos and video from Riverfire 2016Here are some photos and videos I took this past weekend when Riverfire was on. Not too many this time around, I was concentrating more on watching it rather than taking photos and videos. Still there are some good photos below.
The rain came and went without much excitementThe big storm that was meant to come didn't really hit the CBD that much. There were some low lying clouds, especially at night, but apart from that it was much a non event on the North Quay side over the weekend.
Time lapse of the site between 19th and 26th February 2016Here's another time lapse video from Bernard showing the site between the 19th and 26th of Feburary. This video has footage of the fourth crane being assembled. Its easy to miss but if you look at around the 0:33 mark you will see it, it's fully assembled by the 0:45 mark.
Time lapse of the site between 5th and 12th February 2016Here's another time lapse video from Bernard showing the site between the 5th and 12th of Feburary. I noticed that there are quite bright lights on during the night now, guess that's to allow work to continue over night.
More time lapse footage of the demolition and excavationI'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.
Night time works with a mobile crane, North Quay blocked offNot sure what was going on exactly last night, but there was a mobile crane blocking off North Quay. I was hoping it would be assembling a new crane onsite, but sadly that was not the case. For a long time the mobile crane just stood there with lights off all around, it was gone by 3am.
Adelaide Street entry now in useI 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.
Night time works in progressElise has sent this photo in of the workers at the site working at night. It looks like they've started night time works. I've been past the site multiple times on the weekend too and there is a fair amount of work going on Saturdays and Sundays.
Footpaths are now closed around the siteWhile out for an evening walk and trying to walk past the site I noticed that the footpaths around the site are all closed to public now. The only way to get past is on George street. The North Quay and Adelaide St footpaths are completely inaccessible by foot.
More concrete and barbed wire fencingMore and more concrete is being poured in around the edges of the dig site. The side next to the overpass is getting a concrete wall now.
Super storm batters Brisbane and leaves some mark on the demolition siteAfter the crazy hail storm yesterday that flung ice cubes the size of a fist at high speeds, I went for a walk down towards the demolition site to see what happened there. The answer was not much, apart from lots of scattered foliage, the only real sign of damage I could see was a fence barricade that had holes punched in it by the hail.
Night time photos: More scaffolding upHere's a bit of a special rare treat - night time photos of the demolition site. I thought I'd go for a walk down the block and see what's happened in the last few days and the answer is - more scaffolding has been put up. The BCC side of the building is covered in the scaffolding now, but no mesh yet. There is no action on the overpass side at all that I can see.
Night shots of the build siteI went by the site last night and took some photos of where the building site will be, looks like it will block the Telstra building from the Southbank side and will block the BCC building from the Coronation Drive of the Riverside Expressway.