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Leviathan
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Following on from the look at the Lambton Quay end and the Courtenay Place completion of the Golden Mile, it’s worth also looking at the Options for the middle. They’re not so exciting as either end, mainly because the streets are narrow and there is not that much room to move. None the less, its time to look at Manners and Willis. Option 1 – Reduced…

Leviathan
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Like you, I’ve been sitting down reading all the millions of pages of information provided by LGWM in their first major release of proposals for Wellington. They’ve just been talking about the Golden Mile so far, and they have narrowed the thinking down from 256 options down to 21 options and then later to just three simple variants (Do Nothing is not an option). Option 1…

Leviathan
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At long last LGWM have uploaded some of their work for the Public to look at and consult on. There is literally so much stuff to read and so little time to get consultation back, that all I’m going to do here is to publish some links now, and then more analysis and commentary later. Early Interventions engagement report Golden Mile project Golden Mile Vision –…

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Great news for NZ magazine lovers and architecture aesthetes alike – Here is now here. It’s landed – silky smooth paper, great art direction, quality paper, cute ‘n quirky new design. The man to thank for this is the freshly shaven Simon Farrell-Green who took the plunge, armed only with an ageing MacBook and an iPhone, and in his spare room he has crafted a great…

Leviathan
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One of Wellington’s long-desired and much awaited projects is apparently to get underway as part of the Government’s shovel-ready infrastructure projects: Te Ara Tupua, aka the Ngauranga to Petone Cycleway. It isn’t going to have to go through the usual lengthy Resource Consent process which I would normally be very supportive of – this is a project that has been proposed and discussed for the last…

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Ghost ships have been sighted in Wellington Harbour this morning – faint blue outlines of something, lurking beneath the waves…. Is it a relic from a bygone era? If so, why haven’t we seen the wreck before? There have been many shipwrecks in Whanganui-a-Tara over the years, of course, with at least 8 wrecks out on Barretts Reef alone, but what would cause a large ship…

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Today I’m taking a different tack to the Eye of the Fish. I’m going for a walk down a shopping street, in the spirit of some retail therapy. My TV blew up last night – the sound still goes, but the picture doesn’t – and what is the use of a TV without a picture? Radio without Pictures? And in this modern age, do I need…

Leviathan
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With the rest of the world locked up and getting bored out of their tree, its just a few countries like us that are starting to truly get out and about without masks. We’re lucky beyond belief. Now we can go out and party carefully – or stay in and party hard. Meanwhile, the toppling of statues in the USA and UK has started to have…

Leviathan
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As a blog dedicated to commenting on Architecture and Urban Design in Wellington, you could argue that I should have no reason to make any comment on the disruptions in America caused by the death of George Floyd. You could, but you’d be wrong – it’s my blog and I’ll write what I like, about what I feel. The Eye of the Fish looks in many…

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Note: Post updated – refer down to the end. There’s been a lot of clamouring over on Scoop from various people all demanding that the Library is reopened forthwith, and that the Council stop mucking about with the secrecy over the Elwood report. The leaked snippets that we, the public, have seen so far include a range of options – for a 90% NBS strengthen and…