Bourke Street Mall
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Bourke Street Mall

The Bourke Street Mall, and Myer's elevated walkways, separated shopping from the streets and traffic, a technique borrowed from the outer-suburban centres. Utilising a concept typical of 1960s urban architecture, the Bourke Street Mall and the Myer bridges were designed to give shoppers a more pleasurable experience by providing an environment free of traffic hazards and weather.

Bourke Street development, Frederick Romberg and Robin Boyd, 1964, courtesy Robin Boyd Foundation and Diane Masters

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