For 115 years the Adelaide Central Market tower has stood unused. An integral feature of the Adelaide Central Market design, the tower has no documented record of use. If you live in Adelaide, you will likely have passed this building hundreds of times. But did you ever look up and wonder about the tower?
Rumour and speculation surrounds it. One tale suggests it may have been used as a fire tower in the early days of the city. But nobody is really sure. Last year, a design competition took place in order to produce ideas to bring life to this city icon. The winning design was “Market Brew” – a brewery within the tower with seating at the ground floor level. To date, this idea has not spun itself into a reality. And so, the tower remains empty and unused.