Some believe Sydney’s main thoroughfares, such as George Street and Oxford Street, follow Aboriginal tracks that acted as trading routes between farmed grasslands and bountiful fishing areas.
George Street was Sydney’s original high street and remains an important retail artery in the city centre. It connects numerous important and prominent buildings in the city. The George and Park Street intersection is one of the busiest in the city centre.
The Woolworths building experiences high volumes of people walking around and through it each day. A portal into Town Hall train station is directly outside the George Street façade and the Town Hall light rail stop is nearby. George Street is now a pedestrian precinct from Bathurst Street to the harbour following light rail construction.
The reference elevation drawings (download below) show the scale which is around 70m in width by 40m in height. The elevations are not perfectly flat, being punctuated by the stairs connecting each of the working levels. A materials hoist at the eastern end of Park Street will not be screened.
Our contractor for the façade remediation will be given the artwork to arrange printing and installation in the form of strips, or banners, on the scaffolding.
Methodology for installing the artwork:
- The image may be enhanced or manipulated by the contractor to suit the scaffold wrap. The artist will be consulted during this process.
- The image will be super-imposed over an elevation of the scaffold and divided into strips. The strips will be the same width as the support spacing of the scaffold.
- A mock-up of the image, with the divisions superimposed, will be provided for approval.
- Once approved by the artist and our team, the banners are printed onto standard beige, flame retardant scaffold wrap fabric.
- Printed banners will then be fixed to scaffolding for the duration of the construction period.