Monday, 27 April 2015

1972: Sydney's Telenews Ticker

Our older readers might remember back in the 1970's when The Daily Telegraph had its own news ticker amongst the neon signs and street lights of Kings Cross. It was unveiled in 1972 on the podium of the Crest Hotel.

Ticker in Kings Cross December 21 1972 daily telegraph 5

Source: Anonymous. 1972. "Times Square at the Cross". The Daily Telegraph, December 21: 5. 

I don't know when it got pulled down at this stage. But Channel Seven in late 2004, unveiled their own "telenews" ticket around its Sydney News Centre at 52 Martin Place allowing Sydneysiders to once again get their news while on the move. The ABC has one at the rear of its studios at Ultimo. In a fast paced world, getting the news quickly is as important as ever.


Source: Anonymous. 2015 . Untitled [digital image]. April 26. http://cache4.asset-cache.net/gc/148654966-pedestrians-walk-past-a-news-ticker-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=GkZZ8bf5zL1ZiijUmxa7QV16n1Y%2BV3aVQMc0PVGpTXnVAG9anZlY9l1ymFuHBJQ9

As for the Crest Hotel, there is a development application currently before Sydney City Council to convert the building into apartments.

The proposed design for the apartment complex to replace the Crest Hotel. It was posted by the forumer  Upwards on the Skyscrapercity.com forum.