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Old April 29th, 2013, 08:32 PM   #41
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555 Collins Street and Australia 108 = Duelling supertalls on opposite sides of the Yarra River.
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Old April 30th, 2013, 07:39 AM   #42
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Quite accurate and wise Khaleejian,

Melbourneguy, have you ever heard the saying lies, damn lies and statistics..using the 2009 black saturday heatwave,- a freak occurrence that last occurred in 1939 -to prove your point is a bit rich.

Anyway whats the argument, it gets hot in Melbourne in the summer , from the hot north winds( can have quite cool days too, when the winds from the south) and it can get quite cold and windy in the winter, not cold enough to snow, but cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey

If there's a financial case for it, build the tower. The overshadowing argument sounds naff, Melbourne's a forest of skyscrappers already, the tower's not going up in Camberwell for christ's sake
The tower looks pretty good, would like to see some more renders of it to form a better opinion.
If you've ever been through a British winter like I have you'll know what cold means. And your subject feeling of what constitutes cold is just that. What degree Celsius does brass monkey weather set in?
Back up your ignorant statement with facts like I have. End of story.
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Now compare that to the English climate. This is a warm temperate climate unlike the UK which is classified as a cool temperate climate. FFS, Melbourne is on the same latitude as Athens, are you telling me that London and Athens have the same climate?
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Old April 30th, 2013, 03:51 PM   #43
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Quite accurate and wise Khaleejian,

Melbourneguy, have you ever heard the saying lies, damn lies and statistics..using the 2009 black saturday heatwave,- a freak occurrence that last occurred in 1939 -to prove your point is a bit rich.

Anyway whats the argument, it gets hot in Melbourne in the summer , from the hot north winds( can have quite cool days too, when the winds from the south) and it can get quite cold and windy in the winter, not cold enough to snow, but cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey

If there's a financial case for it, build the tower. The overshadowing argument sounds naff, Melbourne's a forest of skyscrappers already, the tower's not going up in Camberwell for christ's sake
The tower looks pretty good, would like to see some more renders of it to form a better opinion.
He may have used an anomaly to paint a false representation of our climate but just by looking at that you can see it is a vastly different climate to England. That week we had 3 days in the mid 40s which is strange but every year we do generally get a few days pushing into the 40s, temperatures never recorded in england. Just look at the summer just gone, we had weeks on end in the 30s again something that could never happen in england. Look at our winter also, a cold day might have a top of 12, cold but nowhere near a cold day in england.
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Old May 8th, 2014, 07:10 AM   #44
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Looks like it's not going to happen, from The Aus:-

Grocon walks from Stamoulis super tower JV

SARAH DANCKERT THE AUSTRALIAN
MAY 08, 2014 12:00AM

GROCON’S ambitious plan to build a $600 million super tower in Melbourne’s CBD in a joint venture with soda-pop king Harry Stamoulis has fallen flat, the Daniel Grollo-led company pulling out of the deal.

The venture between the companies — both led by BRW rich listers — was to create an *office tower at 555 Collins Street .

When the project was announced, there was chatter the end development would fit well with Grocon’s funds management tie-up with UBS. Grocon is believed to have stepped away from the project due to the weak office leasing market.

The group plans to focus on a pipeline of residential and commercial development opportunities, including its contract to build the athletes village for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

Stamoulis Property Group did not return calls. Grocon declined to comment.

Mr Stamoulis, who built up a personal fortune of just under $500m with the Gold Medal soft-drink brand, is thought to be reconsidering his options for the site.
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Interesting controversy surrounding this development. Anyone know who designed it?
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Old June 4th, 2014, 04:49 AM   #46
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Interesting controversy surrounding this development. Anyone know who designed it?
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I don't know who designed it though.. sorry.
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Old October 8th, 2014, 08:54 AM   #47
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Multi-purpose super tower planned to rise to new heights above Melbourne's Collins Street



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A 302-metre super tower proposed for 555 Collins Street will need special approval for construction cranes to penetrate Melbourne's airspace after its owners submitted fresh plans to build a mix of offices, a hotel and apartments on the corner city site.

The new plans for the King and Collins Street corner have been considerably scaled back from the 404-metre office skyscraper first proposed in April last year by one of Melbourne's wealthiest property investors, Harry Stamoulis.

Even so, the soaring 91-level steel and glass structure designed by architects Bates Smart will need building approval from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority as it just scrapes under the height limit by little more than a metre.

The new plans show half the structure will be 5-star green star-rated offices, while the rest will house a 204-room hotel and 408 apartments with a similar environmental rating.

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Old October 9th, 2014, 01:41 PM   #49
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Even so, the soaring 91-level steel and glass structure designed by architects Bates Smart will need building approval from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority as it just scrapes under the height limit by little more than a metre.

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Deliberately of course. I guess that makes it a lot easier to get the approval.
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Deliberately of course. I guess that makes it a lot easier to get the approval.
Apparently there's a lot of politics bound up with this proposal so things could change yet again...
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Old December 9th, 2014, 01:57 AM   #51
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Old December 9th, 2014, 09:59 PM   #53
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Wow. Amazing. If this gets built, Melbourne takes the Best Skyline title for Australia from Sydney
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Don't get your hopes up too much...

The site has some complicated issues with overshadowing, dodgy planning re-works and objections from the council.

Quite possible it won't ever get up, maybe in a smaller/lower proposal though.
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Detailed plans for 555 Collins have finally been made available

Height sits at bang on 300m and 91 floors above ground.

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https://urban.melbourne/planning/201...-street-detail
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