What landmarks does Melbourne need? Yarra Beach?

An interesting article appeared in the Age today discussing some of the "landmark" proposals Melbourne has seen in the past, everything from Grollo's dockland tower to Canals and a Central Park. The latest is making a beach on the Yarra!

What sort of landmarks do people think Melbourne need?

http://www.theage.com.au/national/imaginary-melbourne-20080824-41fc.html
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johnnyhifi 2yrs+
We need a major theme park. This is always great for the kids.
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AdamS 2yrs+
Nothing!!! I don't want Melbourne to become a "Disneyland" type destination like Gold Coast. That's what makes Melbourne great, the fact that is is "subtle"
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melbournefan 2yrs+
Just thought of another one - bring back Moomba - properly. Huge floats (not Zig & Zag), maybe massive balloons like the Maceys Thanksgiving Day parade.

Sydney has the Mardi Gras.
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hahahah I remember moomba! It was awesome. I used to go as a kid and loved it. I don't know where the money in it was, but seeing those huge flats was so much fun.

This got me thinking about festivals and culture, i wonder how come we don't have anything live Carnivale in Rio or like the Mardi Gras in Sydney. Is it a product of our culture?
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AdamS 2yrs+
Hi accountjockey,

I loved Moomba as well, that's a great suggestion. Not sure about the "Carnivale" type festival, but i do think it's a product of Melbourne culture. We are more relaxed, and possibly too lazy to have one :) We do have a big festival scene though that has boomed in the last 10 years. Goodvibes is one that I can think of which is massive, and also the Big Day Out. They draw pretty big crowds, and I know that some people even travel here from OS for them.

AJ
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ChrisV1 2yrs+
An icon similar to the Harbour Bridge would be good. Apart form that Sydney, has nothing....
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