A Rotten Apple

Architect and Citizens For Melbourne committee member Michael Smith takes a look at the Apple Federation Square proposal and the various issues that this controversial proposal raises. This piece in The Red+Black Architect

“It is extraordinary that any government would even remotely entertain a bid to demolish part of Melbourne’s most successful urban public space and most iconic piece of contemporary architecture in order to facilitate a glorified retail premises.”

Michael Smith


Take a look here:

A Rotten Apple


Key quotes:

“Do you think Sydney-siders are currently thinking gee we would be so much richer if we had of demolished part of the opera house in 1980 to make way for a new salesroom for a fax machine company?”

“If we cannot as a society afford to properly operate Victoria’s most important civic space and second most visited tourist attraction, then we have absolutely no business in funding the Melbourne Grand Prix.”