Big Brother is Watching You

WARNING: The image on this building may offend as it depicts people who are deceased.

Cheap offensive and lacking cultural sensitivity. That is some of the responses given to the proposed “big Brother” like image that will be enthroned on Melbourne latest signature building dominating the city scape. The building on the former CUB site is the bookend of Melbourne’s Swanston Street with the Shrine at the other end. Its design is so lackluster that it needs a gimmick such as a portrait to make it noticeable. The image of indigenous leader William Barak.

Is this another Bamboo Rob planning and design mistake or the output of Melbourne’s failed City Square designer come “State Architect”?