Southern Cross Station as viewed from above

Before last week I’d never seen this view of Southern Cross Station. It looks quite unworldly. CL was giving me a quick tour of Media House — as he commented, it looks like something from Dune.

Southern Cross Station from above

What you can’t see from the photos (not even zoomed-in) is that some sections closest to the edge, and between the lumpy bits, are actually inflatable plastic. Presumably it’s some essential part of the design.

Southern Cross Station from above

Here’s a more conventional angle. Anubis and Chrome are still in residence.

Southern Cross Station main entrance

Southern Cross Station gets Chromed

I was impressed enough by the Google Chrome advertising at suburban railway stations, such as this poster at South Yarra.
Google Chrome advertising at South Yarra Station, Melbourne

Then someone told me Southern Cross Station had also had a Chrome makeover. Sure enough…
Google Chrome advertising at Southern Cross Station, Melbourne

Google Chrome advertising at Southern Cross Station, Melbourne

Apparently this Internet thingummy-wotsit has some money behind it.

(Note the banners along the sides of the upper deck.)