Sunday, August 3, 2008

#429 .. Link Building

This is a photo of the "Link Building" with Te Papa and Circa Theatre in the background. My son Josh used it as the subject of his latest architect project to enhance and build on this space. The design is a stage with coloured side panels mimicing a keyboard and the glass panels on the south side of Te Papa. The concentric squares in front of the stage are seats which also look down to the water below. The central pool has rotating paddles that generate electricity from the movement of the waves.

This small building was the control office for the link bridge that connected the stern of ships to the Taranaki Street Wharf. The building still remains as part of Wellington's architectural history although the link is no longer in use.

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