Mayven building vanishes

There are two new building developments underway on either side of the Melbourne Anarchist Club on St George’s Road, and I noticed today that the Mayven building is gone. The website for the Mayven Apartments says that the art deco facade will be retained, although the entire thing is gone – I can only assume they are going to re-erect it once building commences.

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Now, on the other side of the MAC is the St George Apartments.  This will be situated where the old junk shop once stood.

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The Melbourne Anarchist Club building will remain nestled in between the five- and six-storey developments.  This little strip is going to look very different.

x Kitten of Doom

Update:  It has been pointed out to me that the Mayven Apartments website states “The street frontage will reflect the signature 1930’s Art Deco façade, providing the apartments with a unique and highly recognisable blend of old and new architectural styles.”  A new facade will be built, resembling the old one.  What’s the point of making a new facade that looks like the old one rather than retaining the original one?

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~ by Kitten of Doom on October 23, 2014.

One Response to “Mayven building vanishes”

  1. Bastard developers…I loved that Deco facade.

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