The Flying Triangle

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A triangular building supported by a tripod like arrangement 2m above a park…..Weird or what?

This is the Emerald Street Community Centre in Essendon.

Originally erected in 1963 as an infant welfare centre it was designed by Garnet Price, the Shire Engineer and Building Surveyor to the old Shire of Keilor.

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Located in a public reserve, it is a building specially designed to provide adjustable foundations on unsuitable land.

The three corner tripods each incorporate a screw jack so that the building can be re-leveled if one of the foundations settles.

To find out more have a look at the Victorian Heritage Database

 

For more fails and unusual houses go to What the………………….?

 

1 Comment

  1. claudinha

    crazy building!

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