Monday, 23 September 2013

3rd Ave. at Bank St.

So, I'm back at it now that the temperatures are a little cooler and invigorating.  This is the backside of some commercial buildings along  Bank Street in the Glebe.  The walls have been strapped with pipes and wires and contain air conditioner units, vents phone boxes and electrical stacks.  Despite it all it has a sort of urban charm and sitting out on the apartment balconies would offer green views up the middle of the residential block.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

48/50 Second Avenue

In the Glebe neighbourhood there are five streets with numbers for names, they are referred to as "The Avenues".  Many have shared driveways and even if wholly on the property they are seldom very wide as the homes were built in the streetcar era, when most people did not have cars.

As I walk my friend and do my errands I always enjoy these glimpses into the heart of the blocks where large trees have been allowed to grow and the rear of homes tells the storey of incremental additions.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Front Windows at Parkview

Today the glass went into the aluminium frames on the front of the first unit.  It is in fact a commercial curtain wall which fronts both the 1st and 2nd floors.This faces Stirling Park across the street and will fill that end of the building with green views.

Phoenix Glass and Aluminium brought in a hydraulic lift to raise the aluminium frame into place yesterday and today put in the glass.  These machines are incredible and it seem to be easy to learn how to use.  Like a lot of the increasing mechanisation in construction, the efficiencies and safety make it well worth renting the equipment.