View Full Version : #Shelved NSW | CBD CENTRE | 131 Bathurst Street | 18st / 55m / office
July 28th, 2008, 12:52 AM
new boutique style office tower for 131 bathurst street
floors=-18 + 1basement
office space= 3,200sqm.
sorry for crap pix. flickr wont let me upload highres
July 28th, 2008, 01:36 AM
Looks like an apartment building.
July 28th, 2008, 01:37 AM
i think they may have changed there mind and went with office due to current lack of new space in city? wise move.
July 28th, 2008, 03:22 AM
This is where the Pharmacy is right? If so it is shame the facade could not be incorporated as I would say it is early 1900's?
July 28th, 2008, 01:36 PM
It looks like a revamped version of the adjoining Euro Tower.
July 29th, 2008, 12:29 PM
Sorry, but yuck!
July 30th, 2008, 05:11 AM
July 30th, 2008, 07:31 AM
i think it adds to the streetscape. better the old 5storey there now. its good with these little office blocks. creates confidence in sydney office market
July 31st, 2008, 08:55 AM
Hell yes. Good bye concrete wall!!!
August 1st, 2008, 09:16 AM
I'm sure it will be terra-cotta tiles like the relatively new one clad in the same on Kent St.
Nice 'n sleek for 18 floors. I wish that 80s thing next to it would go to. Seeing the western wall of this newbie has a lot of blank surface, then perhaps the 80s number will come down for something better in the future. Here's hoping.
This new one could turn out well. Anything standing next to Euro Towers will come up shining.
August 26th, 2008, 12:34 PM
August 27th, 2008, 04:47 AM
I wish it was that 80s box that was going in lieu of the quaint little ye olde shoppe.
November 13th, 2008, 01:18 AM
This goes before council Mon night (17th) for approval which it is expected to get.
Couldn't help but laugh at one of the arguments raised against approval by a resident in the building next door that the new building would have a negative impact on his apartment's feng shui.
Feng shui and future value are irrelevant to the approval process, though the negative effect on a neighbouring property's value is regularly used as one of the less ludicrous negative claims made by complainants. I expect we'll be getting someone complaining sooner or later that a proposed new building will darken his/her aura or evoke negative vibes...
Note: the building's official height is now 55m/180'.
November 13th, 2008, 01:49 AM
the bldgs height has always been 55m. its the small LMR that goes to 57m.
November 15th, 2008, 04:51 AM
Feng Shui is only superstitution. Why should it be rejected on such grounds.
November 15th, 2008, 05:15 AM
The original concepts behind feng shui are based on sensible building practices, good natural science and awareness of environmental and climate factors, such as 'don't align front and back doors of a house in a direct line' (b/c it creates a wind tunnel), selecting the best way to face a building in any location, don't build on steep sites in areas prone to flooding, curving roof edges and corners to deflect rain and wind forces, etc, but, of course, human nature being what it is, it has developed into something often less sensible and sometimes quite loopy, taking on a quasi-spiritual, pseudo-religious character with assertions about diverting evil spirits and creating inner peace through the arrangement of rooms, furniture, vases, colours, etc.
November 15th, 2008, 06:20 AM
The design has been slightly modified so that the top levels (the ones above the roof of EuroTower) are set back; the original design was superior (stick to planning, planners).
January 28th, 2009, 06:00 AM
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