I visited the Central Terminal in 2009 and was blown away by the scale and potential of the abandoned railway terminal. Built too late and in the wrong part of town to capitalise on the railway boom it stands a forlorn beauty.
It was only after my visit that I found out about the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation who have control over the building. So I was very pleased to see that they recently released a master plan for the restoration and adaptive re-use of this magnificant building.
Furthermore, it was great to come across this report from yesterday's Buffalo News that includes a look at the interior, which didn't look as bad as I expected.
MELBOURNE ART DECO
In 2009 Robin Grow published a book on Melbourne Art Deco, with images largely supplied by David Thompson. The book quickly sold out and he is pleased to say that it has now been re-published by Brolga Press, with updates, errors corrected and a new cover.
Best of all, it is selling for about $25 in the shops and on-line. Art Deco & Modernism Society members can purchase a copy from me for $22, (includes postage within Australia). For overseas orders please email for postage rates. Contact me at email@example.com if you are interested, and advise if you would like the book to be dedicated and/or signed.