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Old February 5th, 2003, 08:40 AM   #1
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BRISBANE: Observatory Tower - 24s/80m/res

Well this has been Under Construction in Brisbane's CBD for a few months now. It should be great looking up Edward Street!







The View!!


I like this one!

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Old February 5th, 2003, 09:04 AM   #2
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I was impressed when this was first announced.
It's a great looking tower, I just wish it was a little taller.

The design really does the site justice.
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Old February 5th, 2003, 11:13 AM   #3
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how's the sales going?? Does anyone know?
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Old February 6th, 2003, 05:41 AM   #4
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I think about 3/4 of the apartments have been sold.
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Old February 6th, 2003, 07:54 AM   #5
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where bouts is this one situated ?? i keep losing track of all these developments
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Old February 6th, 2003, 08:00 AM   #6
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At the top of Edward Street where it meets Wickham Tce. It is next to the gold glass IBM building on that triangular site.

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Old February 10th, 2003, 08:09 AM   #7
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I had a walk past this afternoon and cannot work out what they are doing. The construction worker I spoke to had a brain the size of a pea and couldn't answer a single question I asked him!! lol!

They are up to Wickham Terrace on the pointy bit of the corner but they have only constucted on half of the site- i.e. they have four plus floors built on the half of the site furtherest away from IBM and nothing next to IBM. And there is still no decent crane on site. Anyone have any ideas on this? I have never seen a building constructed this way.
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Old February 10th, 2003, 09:36 AM   #8
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sounds like similar to what they are doing on the lexicon site - they have only built half the podium first last time I went past

might have something to do with their construction programme, rather than an enginnering issue. They will probably locate a crane in the yet-unbuilt part of the site - maybe there was a delay in getting a crane with all the other construction going on in the city???? Also, maybe there is a large transformer / substation or something huge like that, that they need to lift in at a certain stage of construction. They don't really need a crane until they get above ground on wickham terrace so maybe that is what they are waiting for......sounds strange though
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Old February 25th, 2003, 02:53 AM   #9
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Okay- I can relax. They have finally put up a decent sized crane on the site. For all the crane buffs out there the view from Wickham Terrcae is sensational. It is right on the point of the block and is as close to a construction crane you can get without driving one! Does anyone have any heights on this particularly in comparison to IBM?
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Old February 25th, 2003, 04:16 AM   #10
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I estimate it to be about 10-15m higher.
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Old April 5th, 2003, 01:16 AM   #11
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Old June 14th, 2003, 07:04 AM   #12
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This one is taking so long!
Taken 14 June 2003

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Old June 14th, 2003, 08:56 AM   #13
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Sure is!

Comparing these photos with your April photo all they have managed to achieve in two months is to pour the concrete for the formwork which was in place in April!
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Old June 23rd, 2003, 09:35 PM   #14
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Observatory Tower will be 24 levels above ground and consisting of 114 apartments. CULWULLA's estimated height is approx. 80m.

2 small but clearer renderings c/- blueprintproperty.com.au ....

Edward Street elevation:

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Old June 24th, 2003, 01:24 PM   #15
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This tower is going into a pretty boring part of town. Hopefully things will pick up with this. Its on a pretty high hill.

This is one of few big renders that I have come across.

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Old June 25th, 2003, 03:17 AM   #16
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My only regret with this buildng is its going to hide one of my favorite old buildings in the city - The City Tabernacle Baptist Church in Spring Hill.

The tabernacle gives Brisbane a "San Fransisco" type feeling as it reminds me of the San Fran city hall once distroyed in the great earthquake.

Note the dome at center near the Sheraton.


Cool aerial too, it realy shows how big Brisbane realy is.

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Old July 13th, 2003, 05:18 AM   #17
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Old July 13th, 2003, 08:24 AM   #18
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Good to see some progress. Still seems very slow compared to everything else currently under construction.
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Old August 7th, 2003, 08:08 PM   #19
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its been about a month since the last pic update with this place, it must be a couple of floors out of the ground by now!! all you digicam people!! where are you!! hehehe

look forward to an update.
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Old August 8th, 2003, 10:37 AM   #20
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its been about a month since the last pic update with this place, it must be a couple of floors out of the ground by now!! all you digicam people!! where are you!! hehehe

look forward to an update.
I dont think much is changed, if u see my 2 pics aboce, nothing really happened in between those pics, which was a big gap!

Anyway I seem to be the only person taking pics of this, some others should aswell.
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