Sunday, November 16, 2008

Gateway to Melbourne

The Gateway, Tullamarine Freeway, Melbourne, Australia. Nov 2008. Ajr
This is part of what’s known as The Gateway – a two-part sculpture that you pass through heading into Melbourne from the north (and the airport) on Tullamarine Freeway. Locals have a number of other less flattering names for it but I like the burst of bright colour and form on an otherwise standard city freeway. The second element of The Gateway is an innovative sound tube – a part sculpture, part functional form – 300 metres of galvanised steel that covers the freeway to reduce noise in the neighbouring apartment blocks. I've tossed in a night view for a different perspective on things.

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