Cahill expressway loop – Photo of the day



Published by imageservices on January 6, 2009 in Photo of the day.





Powerhouse Museum – Sydney


    Cahill expressway loop




Cahill expressway loop, originally uploaded by angusf.


    This photo was taken by one of the members in our Modern Times group on Flickr showing a section of the Cahill expressway in Sydney. The first urban freeway for Sydney had been proposed back in 1945 with the initial designs. According to the City of Sydney the public reaction to this construction was one of protest including it being labeled ‘ridiculous’, ugly’, ‘unsightly’ and a ‘monstrosity’. The construction went ahead and it was built between 1958-1962, named after James Cahill, the NSW premier. The vision for the expressway was to represent a modern Sydney.

    If you have any images that represent Modernism in Australia taken from a contemporary perspective then we would love you to post them in our group.


Photography by angusf
License: Creative Attribution 2.0 Generic


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