Shared Thoughts

February 13, 2013

Appreciation | University of Auckland Clock Tower

A moment of appreciation for the University of Auckland Clock tower.

The clock tower building is a beautiful specimen of the Art Nouveau movement. Sitting on the edge of Albert park it elegantly fills the backdrop for the pomp and parade of university graduates, picnics and festivals.

During my university days it had a near fantastical charm, aspiring spires, fluid precast concrete, pointed arches and heavy stone. Fantastical, no. Real.

Errol Harhoff and Julia Gatley introduce the story of the building in the video below.

Published by Alastair Mckenzie | Shared Thoughts are the views as written by the Author, not of the AAA.

 

One Comment

  1. steve

    nicely put together piece, beautiful images & excellent commentary on one of our significant buildings.

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