Wednesday, August 31, 2011

#1561 ... Uneasy neighbours

To the left is the uninspired GCSB Building ... a solid chunk of concrete with a part glass facade that attempts to lighten the impression. The Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) states that they contribute to the security of New Zealand through the provision of timely foreign intelligence to Government and assisting Government departments and agencies to protect their electronic information resources and communications systems. Hmmm ... a heavy statement just like the building

On the right is the more distinctive, modern castle shape of the Revera Building ... a Craig Craig Moller design. Located on the corner of Mulgrave and Pipitea Street, this modern office tower used to offer excellent harbour and city views in a charming setting next to Old St Pauls cathedral. The harbour views have been gazumped by the GCSB Building on its east side.

In essence two buildings that sit uneasily together. Thorndon.

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