Design 29: Creating a Capital

This selection of images from the Federal Capital City Design Competition was published to coincide with our exhibition Design 29: Creating a Capital to mark Canberra’s centenary.

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    [Competitor number 4 D Alf Agache perspective I] Prospect view number I. Perspective from an aeroplane flying at a height of 3280 feet and at a distance of 24000 feet from the Federal Monument.
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    [Competitor number 4 D Alf Agache - Perspective II] Prospect view number II. Perspective from an aeroplane flying at a height of 820 feet and at a distance of 6000 feet from the Federal Monument.
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    [Competitor number 4 D Alf Agache - Perspective IV] Prospect view of the Aerostatic Station. Altitude 1200 feet.
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    [Competitor number 10 WS Griffiths, RCG Coulter and CH Caswell] Perspective - approximate general view of the city and surroundings.
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    [Competitor number 10 WS Griffiths, RCG Coulter and CH Caswell] Perspective – view from the bridge and looking south-east toward the city.
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    [Competitor number 18 Eliel Saarinen] Plan of the proposed Federal Capital of Australia [coloured design of item 30].
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    [Competitor number 18 Eliel Saarinen] Perspective view general.
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    [Competitor number 18 Eliel Saarinen] Perspective view Houses of Parliament and Lake (front).
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    [Competitor number 29 Walter Burley Griffin] City and environs.
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    [Competitor number 29 Walter Burley Griffin - Perspective] View from summit of Mount Ainslie [Part A][full view of the assembled Parts A + B + C of the triptych].
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