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Old July 8th, 2005, 12:28 PM   #121
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Its a bigger and more powerful version of Piano's tower in Sydney. Very nice... especially considering its resi. Though Eureka still tops it for me!
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Old July 8th, 2005, 01:45 PM   #122
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Its a bigger and more powerful version of Piano's tower in Sydney.
The two look nothing like each other. Poor comparison.
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Old July 8th, 2005, 01:53 PM   #123
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I will see if I can go down and take some photos next week before uni - But I only have a few more days so..?

The tower is looking great though - would love to see it more during dusk and dawn.
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Old July 8th, 2005, 03:24 PM   #124
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The view from the penthouse might just be the ultimate ocean view in the world - highest penthouse, biggest ocean, long, long, beach.

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Old July 8th, 2005, 11:08 PM   #125
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eureka tower isnt 350m its 297 check emporis
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Old July 8th, 2005, 11:11 PM   #126
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proposed mast will take it too 351m. It isn't aproved yet, we are still waiting for results..
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Old July 9th, 2005, 08:29 AM   #127
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The two look nothing like each other. Poor comparison.
The basic design concept of both towers is almost identical except that Q1 is a less elegant and cheaper version.
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Old July 9th, 2005, 08:59 AM   #128
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The view from the penthouse might just be the ultimate ocean view in the world - highest penthouse, biggest ocean, long, long, beach.

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Highest penthouse? surely Eureka's penthouse will be higher than Q1's? Grollo can you confirm?
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Old July 9th, 2005, 09:12 AM   #129
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There are many apartment towers built or U/C which have apartments higher than the Q1 penthouse.
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Old July 9th, 2005, 12:48 PM   #130
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The basic design concept of both towers is almost identical except that Q1 is a less elegant and cheaper version.
How is it less elegant and cheaper grollo? Please explain, I don't understand.
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Old July 9th, 2005, 12:58 PM   #131
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You may think so sir...
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Old July 9th, 2005, 01:16 PM   #132
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Q1 and Eureka both have 74 levels of actual apartment levels!
Q1 doesn't sit on a 10 level carpark like Eureka does. its carpark is hidden underground.
Q1 is a beautifully proportioned skyscraper modelled from Sydney's Olympic torch. who really cares about how high its penthouse is? the fact is its taller then any residential tower in the world atm! and will be crowned WORLDS TALLEST within a few months. Even without the spire, its higher then any residential tower completed. the 110 tonne/97m spire is nearing its completion and the last segments will be hoisted up this week.!
lets rejoice.lol
Eureka will take Q1s WORLDS TALLEST title away next year when its completed. Its 50m communications mast might be included in its "official" height at 351m but if it isnt it will still be one of the worlds outstanding apartment blocks!
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Old July 9th, 2005, 01:30 PM   #133
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Yes! I think it really is a beautifully proportioned tower too! It ooks wonderful in it's setting. I can't wait to visit someday. Another wonderful tower for Australia!. Hip Hip Hoorray!
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Old July 9th, 2005, 03:49 PM   #134
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How is it less elegant and cheaper grollo? Please explain, I don't understand.
Have a close look at Aurora one day, the way it curves and flares out towards the top and the way the eastern and western acades wrap around each other is much more elegant. The facade of Q1 was supposed to look better (more the the first renders) but the decided that would be too expensive so they chose cheaper materials while Aurora used custom designed high tech glass which was basically
the best money could buy.

That is not to say that Q1 is bad, just that Aurora is a finely crafted building by one of the best architects in the world.

Of course Q1 looks more impressive because it is much taller.
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Old July 9th, 2005, 07:05 PM   #135
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Aurora just looks cooler anyways!
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Old July 9th, 2005, 08:31 PM   #136
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where in australia is supposed to build this tower?
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Old July 10th, 2005, 04:26 AM   #137
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^? its nearly completed. its located on the Gold Coast in the state of Queensland. The city itself is called Surfers Paradise.its about 1000kms north of Sydney.
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Old July 10th, 2005, 05:07 AM   #138
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i just can't make it ...ITS AWESOME..i'm still waiting till we build something like that on this side of earth.
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Old July 10th, 2005, 07:32 AM   #139
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Q1 and Eureka both have 74 levels of actual apartment levels!
Q1 doesn't sit on a 10 level carpark like Eureka does. its carpark is hidden underground.
You often say this but its simply not true. There are clearly apartments on those levels aswell.

Eurekas podium levels are not *all* carpark, you can't simply ignore some of the apartments in Eureka then claim they have the same amount of apartment levels.
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Old July 10th, 2005, 08:01 AM   #140
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Well I think you'll notice Culwulla baiting Eureka worshippers a bit more often in the coming weeks to give Q1 its much needed leg-up in the skyscraper universe.

Q1 has 78 metres in the sky that is totally unhabitable, unuseable and pure show pony.

Enough said.
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