''On Lonsdale Street - the main entrance - we will retain the heritage facades. A lot of structural steel is in place to hold up the facades, which we will refurbish,'' said Colonial First State's regional development manager, Daryl Stubbings, who heads the development team. At ground level, the plan is to completely activate the street with boutique retailers, in Lonsdale and Little Bourke streets. A typical store is 100-150 sq m. However, the developers aim to attract concept stores - including large flagship stores - that will take up to 1500 sq m of space over several levels.
These photos were take from the top floor of the Myer Bourke St store and the site looked a little post-apocalyptic to me, so I applied a quadtone effect to heighten the feeling of doom!
This post is part of the Mandarin Orange Monday meme,
and also part of the Nature Footsteps Inspiring Photography meme.
And just for the record, a couple of untampered with photos: