The Bolte Bridge is a large twin Cantilever bridge that spans the Yarra River and Victoria Harbour in the Docklands precinct to the west of the Melbourne CBD. It forms part of the CityLink system of toll roads that connects the Tullamarine Freeway from the northern suburbs with the West Gate Freeway and the Domain and Burnley tunnels to the Monash Freeway and the south eastern suburbs. Its twin "towers" are a Docklands landmark.
NewQuay, opened in 2002 was one of the first residential and commercial developments in Docklands. It currently has five residential towers and a podium building developed by MAB Corporation. The flagship building Palladio - which is shaped like the prow of a ship - is named after Italian architect Andrea Palladio. The podium building, Sant'Elia is named after another Italian architect Antonio Sant'Elia.
The rest are named after Australian artists: Nolan (Sidney Nolan), Arkley (Howard Arkley), Boyd (Arthur Boyd), and Conder (Charles Conder). Aquavista, completed in May 2007, is a strata office development and the first commercial building to be completed in NewQuay as part of the HQ NewQuay development. The ground level podiums contain a commercial precinct with a variety of restaurants and cafés including Italian, Indian, Middle Eastern, Cantonese, Moroccan, Cambodian and Modern Australian cuisines.
Commissioned in 2001 and installed during 2002, Adrian Mauriks sculpture "Silence" has a size of 18 x 23 meters and a height of 4.5 metres. It consists of 13 components and was made from epoxy resin and stainless steel painted off-white. "Silence" was installed on the New Quay esplanade, Docklands Precinct Melbourne. The sculpture was commissioned by the MAB Corporation. The sculpture now belongs to the City of Melbourne.
This post is part of the Scenic Sunday meme,
and also part of Louis' Sunday Bridges meme.