The Eye of the Fish

Leviathan
December 17, 2019

111 Dixon

As a public service announcement, can anyone answer this query?

“Could someone find out whats happening with the ill-fated 111 Dixon Apartments?

“Apparently they still cannot get consent, FENZ is not happy with the fire-warning system,

“Council still not happy with the stell, (? – steel?)

“buyers are attempting to run for the hills,

“furniture has been moved in…..then moved out (bills not paid???).

“Have the Chow brothers bought themselves a complete disaster?”

I’ll leave their query up there in case anyone wants to answer it, but basically, the facts that I know are:

Designed by ArcHaus, project managed and construction managed by Arrow, who have since gone bust. Shining feature was that the 273 ish bathroom pods were sourced and made in China and craned into place. Note: they are the smallest and tightest bathrooms i have ever been in since that prison in Turkey, but they have nicer tiles on the floors.

As it was near completion at the time Arrow went tits up, the Chow brothers stepped in and resuscitated the scheme, as “saviours” – although it honestly does seem that everything the Chows touch turns either to gold or turns to shit. I think these two things might be connected in some mysterious manner. Any other comments?

Henry Filth
17 - 12 - 19

I particularly liked the photo of the large steel beam. Is it a dark gun-metal grey or a light-to-mid charcoal?

https://www.realestate.co.nz/3655939/residential/rental/605111-dixon-street-wellington-central

Levi
17 - 12 - 19

Dear Mr Filth. I do believe that is a column, not a beam, unless the building has fallen over onto its side. I think it is finished in a deep charcoal, possibly ColourSteel’s “IronSand” – or then again, it could just be a bad case of Resene double Spanish White…?

Henry Filth
18 - 12 - 19

I bow to your infinitely superior technical knowledge. Column it is.

Column. . . Column. . . Column.

Unless of course, the building actually HAS fallen over.