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by 10M Architects

The Sunday Tasmanian, DANIELLE McKAY | March 06, 2011 12.01am

A GROUP lobbying to save a State Government office block from demolition has produced a bold vision for its future in a bid to draw support as appeal action looms.

The vision for 10 Murray St includes sumptuous greenery, protruding balconies, a roof-top recreational area and even a jet-pack powered man flying overhead. Lobby group Save 10 Murray St has produced 1000 postcards of the image, which come complete with a printed message on the back addressed to Premier Lara Giddings.

The group is distributing them to cafes around Hobart.

Group spokeswoman Briony Kidd said the aim was to open people’s minds to the possibilities of what 10 Murray St could be if it was revamped rather than demolished.

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Treasurer blocks building award

by Zoe Edwards

The Examiner, 7 May 2010

Tasmania’s Treasurer has blocked the nomination of Hobart’s 10 Murray Street’s government office building for an architectural award.

The 1960s, 14-storey building is one of two buildings in Parliament Square set to be demolished to make way for a multi-million dollar redevelopment.

Briony Kidd — the head of Save 10 Murray lobby group, which has launched an appeal against the demolitions — nominated the building for an Australian Institute of Architects 25 Year Award for enduring architecture.

But Treasurer Michael Aird has stopped the nomination, which needs permission from treasury — the building’s owner — in order to go ahead.

Mr Aird said it was inappropriate for the building to be nominated.

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