The GPO in Melbourne 2008, all packed up after a day of Melbourne’s hardened coffee drinkers.
The foundation stone was laid on its present site in 1859 and built to the design of A.E.Johnson in the Renaissance Revival style.
The building was later extended in 1887 with a larger clock tower, extra storeys and a Second Empire styled mansard roofline. Plans for the building were never completed.
The interior sorting hall was redesigned between 1907 and 1919.
In 2001, the GPO ceased to function as an office of Australia Post. A planning application for an upmarket shopping mall was approved.
A hotel development with thirteen-storey hotel was proposed, but never eventuated.
The hall was gutted by fire in 2001. The building was restored as a retail centre in 2004.
tone mapped in photomatix, with oroton effect. LR3 grain added. I think this is how i processed this, the LR3 was a recent part of the processing the original processing was done in 2008