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DCC opens controversy on Town Hall upgrade, again!

### ODT Online Fri, 21 Jan 2011
Town hall upgrade redesign
By Chris Morris
Parts of the $45.8 million Dunedin Town Hall upgrade have again been sent back to the drawing board, with a redesign under way that could cut costs and kill plans for a cube-shaped glass entrance.
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Town Hall: Glazed cube and square for Moray Place

Updated post 7.3.13 at 3:58 p.m.

See pictures at ODT… By the way, the reference to the Louvre in Paris isn’t helpful. I like architect IM Pei’s work and have experienced it first-hand but the Louvre’s glass pyramid sucks, always has.

### ODT Online Thu, 2 Jul 2009
Town hall upgrade: from clip-on to glass cube
By David Loughrey
A cube-shaped glass entrance has emerged as the centrepiece of a $45 million revamp of the Dunedin Town Hall, part of major structural changes to the historic buildings.
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### ODT Online Thu, 2 Jul 2009
Changes for Harrop St
By David Loughrey
The car park area off Harrop St will be turned into a public space as part of the upgrade of the Dunedin Town Hall and Dunedin Centre. Plans for the area show grass and trees on the car park site, but Opus architect Jeff Thompson said more work was still to be done.
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Note: Seating in the upper gallery or top tier will be retained to show off the original seating of the Town Hall; air displacement vents will be incorporated under the seats to enhance climate control. Another thing, the cube has a set of internal columns (visible in the graphics) to complement the column detail on the classical facade of the Town Hall to Moray Place.

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### radionz.co.nz Updated at 9:49pm on 1 July 2009
RNZ News
New plans for Dunedin Town Hall revealed
New plans for a $45 million redevelopment of the Dunedin Town Hall and adjoining Dunedin Centre complex have been unveiled. The plans include a smaller, cube-shaped glass entranceway on Moray Place to replace the existing glass entrance erected in the 1970s. Harrop Street will become a pedestrian walkway with a green public space replacing the existing carpark. The council meets on Monday to decide whether to approve the design.
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### The Star Online Thu July 2 2009 (page 1)
Revised Dunedin Centre plans get the thumbs up
By Brenda Harwood
Dunedin City Council’s revised $45 million plans for redeveloping the Dunedin Town Hall, Glenroy Auditorium and Municipal Chambers have been greeted with relief by a former opponent.
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