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Old August 18th, 2005, 10:12 AM   #261
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Im from QLD and i find fault in it becuase there is plenty of fault.

Not becuase its a crap tower, but becuase the renders lead most to believe it would be a tall, smooth, shiney tower when in reality it isnt that

That is not to say that its not good, but it is a letdown from what we were expecting.

Denying this is stupid.
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Old August 18th, 2005, 10:40 AM   #262
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How are they gonna get the last crane down??
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Old August 18th, 2005, 10:52 AM   #263
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I'm a bit disappointed with the top of the tower. The fin, yes, but also the fact that the back (as seen in previous photos) looks a lot more mish-mash than I would have expected. I guess this must have been done to increase views.
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Old August 18th, 2005, 12:00 PM   #264
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I am totallly impartial and I am sorry to say the tower has turned out to be quite boring, mundane and plain. With the cost-cutting and supply problems for the reflective glazing to these new issues and a refusal to clad the very top of the fin I am upset. This whole building has turned into a ******* joke. Sure it is nice addition to the skyline and Australia but it falls well short of the originally intended design we all thought we were to be treated to.

So much for the "cando" nation it simply highlights a "she'll be right", half-arsed mentality entrenched in the Australian psychi. It depresses me a little. We can work wonders and do things right, it's just unfortunate this building did not live up to expectation.

I mean this is a landmark for Surfers, QLD and Australia - one would think the decision makers investing their efforts and monies would want something almost perfect - not some semi-completed, 80% effort gracing our skylines.

It has really turned out to be the biggest example of "near enough is good enough" development in Australia. Pretty sad really I expected more. We hope Soul and the other developments mooted for the Gold Coast add to the skyline with smooth, shiny perfection and materialise as they were originally intended.

For those that don't like the rear side of the fin, I am surprised, I find this part of the tower the most enduring and most interesting - in both shape form and difference.
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Old August 18th, 2005, 12:43 PM   #265
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You have become the biggest ******* whinger lately.

"So much for the "cando" nation it simply highlights a "she'll be right", half-arsed mentality entrenched in the Australian psychi."

And a total dumbarse as well.
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Old August 18th, 2005, 12:44 PM   #266
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looking good there
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Old August 18th, 2005, 04:29 PM   #267
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LOL I always whinged about Q1 and its facade... it is half-arsed. It would have been spectacular if they had got the right glass... so much for Australia having factories than could make it in time and in the qunatities required.
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Old August 19th, 2005, 12:59 AM   #268
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I am totallly impartial and I am sorry to say the tower has turned out to be quite boring, mundane and plain. With the cost-cutting and supply problems for the reflective glazing to these new issues and a refusal to clad the very top of the fin I am upset. This whole building has turned into a ******* joke. Sure it is nice addition to the skyline and Australia but it falls well short of the originally intended design we all thought we were to be treated to.

So much for the "cando" nation it simply highlights a "she'll be right", half-arsed mentality entrenched in the Australian psychi. It depresses me a little. We can work wonders and do things right, it's just unfortunate this building did not live up to expectation.

I mean this is a landmark for Surfers, QLD and Australia - one would think the decision makers investing their efforts and monies would want something almost perfect - not some semi-completed, 80% effort gracing our skylines.

It has really turned out to be the biggest example of "near enough is good enough" development in Australia. Pretty sad really I expected more. We hope Soul and the other developments mooted for the Gold Coast add to the skyline with smooth, shiny perfection and materialise as they were originally intended.

For those that don't like the rear side of the fin, I am surprised, I find this part of the tower the most enduring and most interesting - in both shape form and difference.
you didnt think itll turn out like the rendering did you?
its very rare for a building to turn out as good or better than its rendering
We're happy with what we've got and im sure as hell it's the best skyscraper in Australia
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Old August 19th, 2005, 03:50 AM   #269
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We're happy with what we've got and im sure as hell it's the best skyscraper in Australia

Hee hee.... i think you mean "could have been"......ahem Eureka ahem
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Old August 19th, 2005, 04:12 AM   #270
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You have become the biggest ******* whinger lately.

"So much for the "cando" nation it simply highlights a "she'll be right", half-arsed mentality entrenched in the Australian psychi."

And a total dumbarse as well.
As a yank living in Perth I doubt if you can comment on the sloppy attitude that Avatar is refering to.
It does exist in spades and QI is just another example of something that was a good idea at the time but just way to hard to do properly.

Take off the rose coloured glasses mate and stop dreaming of an idealised Australia that dosent really exist.

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Old August 19th, 2005, 05:11 AM   #271
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i am deeply cut about the top as well
but then deal with it as its as good as it gets
used to false hope and being shot down with so many towers in the past will get over the lost and take the tower for what it is
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Old August 19th, 2005, 05:16 AM   #272
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As a yank living in Perth I doubt if you can comment on the sloppy attitude that Avatar is refering to.
It does exist in spades and QI is just another example of something that was a good idea at the time but just way to hard to do properly.

Take off the rose coloured glasses mate and stop dreaming of an idealised Australia that dosent really exist.
Gee, no need to make it a race or country of origin thing. Are you from Sri Lanka originally or Lancaster?
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Old August 19th, 2005, 06:17 AM   #273
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Gee, no need to make it a race or country of origin thing. Are you from Sri Lanka originally or Lancaster?
Sri lanka but born here 29 years ago.
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Old August 24th, 2005, 04:19 AM   #274
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HI ALL TOP LOOKS GREAT
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Old August 24th, 2005, 09:08 PM   #275
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More pics by fireflymairi, one of our Aussie Queensland Gold Coast correspodents...

...of the construction of the base:







Landscaping along the southern footpaths:
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Old August 24th, 2005, 11:00 PM   #276
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excellent tower!! And this thread does contain a whole nuch of awesome update pics!!
That skyline pic (page 13) kicks ass!!
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Old August 25th, 2005, 01:55 AM   #277
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did not realise how small the podium was
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Old August 25th, 2005, 02:05 AM   #278
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The top looks fine. It's the curtain wall/glazing that ruins it. And there's so much of it...
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Old August 25th, 2005, 02:46 AM   #279
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curtain walls fine
fin now complete

todays pic by Aussie Buoy
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Old August 25th, 2005, 01:14 PM   #280
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lovely isnt it?
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