Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Argus Building




The Argus building, constructed in 1926 on the corner of La Trobe and Elizabeth streets, is classified by the National Trust and is on the Victorian Heritage Register of Heritage Victoria. In 1991, an innovative office building was built next door and named The Argus Centre, an award winning building by Nonda Katsalidis. In 2004 La Trobe University bought the site of the old Argus building with the intention to redevelop and house legal and business schools in the building, as well as a ground floor shopping precinct.

10 comments:

JM said...

Massive, beautiful and makes a great contrast to the building in the background.

Au and Target said...

Needs a good clean. Sandstone, right?

Marites said...

it looks impressive..i do hope the renovations would enhance its beauty not destory it. nice capture!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Bello ma grande contrasto con questi 2 palazzi vicini !
Buona giornata.

Love Bears All Things said...

I enjoy seeing architectural details on old buildings..it is unique how the modern high rise is rising up behind the ancient building in your photo.
Mama Bear

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What an awesome building!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Donnie said...

I love the style of old buildings compared to the starkness of the new ones. Great comparison.

Vicki said...

Love the lines, and curve on the side. Very impressive.

jack said...

It is no longer owned by La Trobe University.

Melbourne Institute of Technology bought the site a while back and plans to convert it into a campus, while preserving most of its shell.

Anonymous said...

M.I.T bought that place? Say good bye to somthing that could have been so great.

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