Another of the recent loss in Melbourne’s Lincoln Square. You’ll no doubt be familiar with this spot having seen the likes of Callum Paul, Nick Boserio, Tom Snape and various other Australian rippers charging about the place.
A combination of slappy curbs, ledges, stairs, and manny pads – basically everything you’d want from a street spot. In a story so familiar, complaints from wealthy local residents relating to noise and perceived anti-social behaviour saw the council agree to redevelop (knock down) the plaza.
The locals, in true skateboarding fashion, skated the spot till the very last minute – which in turn lead to the bizarre accusation of skaters causing criminal damage to the square whilst it was being torn down.
Sandra Bloodworth wrote an excellent article on the destruction of Lincoln which you can read here.