On the Crown & Anchor demolition plan and more

Today, readers comment on a proposed East End apartment block, architecture and heritage, and an amber light speed limit.

Apr 22, 2024, updated Apr 22, 2024
A planned student apartment tower on the Crown & Anchor hotel site. Image: Brown Falconer/Plan SA

A planned student apartment tower on the Crown & Anchor hotel site. Image: Brown Falconer/Plan SA

Commenting on the story: Cranker to be demolished except for facade under apartments plan

There is a housing shortage yet we continue to construct towers for overseas students.

North Tce, our ‘cultural boulevard’, is already dotted with high rise student accommodation (dog boxes) and there are other towers housing many hundreds more throughout the city.

However, there are very few affordable rental properties for long-term residents/citizens.

Now we’re about to lose another great pub; the Tivoli, Newmarket, Ed Castle, Hotel Wright St and Kings Head are already defunct. The city is becoming ‘unliveable’. It’s now a place for property developers, the wealthy, tourists and those that can afford to purchase an overseas education.

There’s no place for workers or the middle class to live, and those on welfare end up on the streets. Losing the Cranker will be another blow; an iconic pub destroyed to profit a few and deprive many of social connections and low cost entertainment. It’s money vs joy. – Sue McKay

Approval for this ugly dark bunker of a building must not be allowed.

Apart from the heritage and cultural aspect of this matter, city planners should be mindful of surrounding visual aspects so that overall harmony of design and culture is respected in all developments and buildings. The ugly mishmash of buildings on North Terrace is a case in point. – Irma Denk

How does this happen all the time? Build it somewhere else! – Patrick O’Sullivan

Isn’t it possible to come up with a really  exciting piece of architecture?

Adelaide’s architecture is going from bad to worse, and this looks more like a mouth full of rotting teeth. – Michael Penck

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Are the state and local governments happy to our lovely city turn into a Hong Kong? We must preserve our heritage. – Ivan Lloyd

Commenting on the story: Amber light speed warning for SA drivers

I can understand the need to reduce speed past emergency vehicles. I am sure, however we have all driven country roads when police are stopped with lights flashing and have observed the dangerous mayhem which results from cars suddenly slowing from 100 or 110 kph to 25 kph to avoid being fined for speeding.

The limit is 40 kph in other states which is still dangerous for drivers but not nearly as hazardous as slowing to a crawl. Why are we the “slow” state? – Robert Beaumont

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