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View Poll Results: rate the skyline
10 242 24.35%
9.5 119 11.97%
9 136 13.68%
8.5 87 8.75%
8 91 9.15%
7.5 40 4.02%
7 55 5.53%
6.5 28 2.82%
6 15 1.51%
5.5 13 1.31%
5 18 1.81%
4.5 11 1.11%
4 8 0.80%
3.5 41 4.12%
3 or under 90 9.05%
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Old August 24th, 2004, 12:31 AM   #61
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Funny how Surfers Paradise looks like this huge metropolis by the sea (a bit like Miami) but then turns out to be nothing but big half-empty timeshares and hotels... Some sort of Australian Benidorm! Still, it looks impressive, even if it isn't a real city. And with the amazing Q1 tower going up it will look a LOT better a year from now! Which is why I scored it a 8,5... there has to be room for improvement!
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Old August 24th, 2004, 01:09 AM   #62
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Funny how Surfers Paradise looks like this huge metropolis by the sea (a bit like Miami) but then turns out to be nothing but big half-empty timeshares and hotels... Some sort of Australian Benidorm! Still, it looks impressive, even if it isn't a real city. And with the amazing Q1 tower going up it will look a LOT better a year from now! Which is why I scored it a 8,5... there has to be room for improvement!
Actually only a few of those towers are timeshares and hotels - the rest are owner occupier.
Surfers Paradise is the second most densly populated postal address in Australia after Elizabeth Bay in Sydney. Those towers are full of people who either work in GC or commute an hour to Brisbane CBD or its industrial areas.

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Old September 5th, 2004, 08:43 AM   #63
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and here's another view of the Gold Coast, where world's tallest residential tower (322m to spire, Melbourne's Eureka, 297.5m to roof) is under construction-but currently rated 175th in the skyline poll. Crazy! Great for viewing, and informative, but as a skyline polling exercise it has gone awry.
Check out the rating of other main Australian skyline cities, Sydney, Melb, Brisbane, Pertth - and what's well ahead of them:




worlds tallest residential (to spire, u/c - abt 2/rd up here...
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Old September 5th, 2004, 08:56 AM   #64
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8.5 I like the gold coast alot, in the future the skyline will become much denser, esp. as it is become increasingly popular for tech. companies .etc. and the population is skyrocketing more and more people moving to the gold coast.
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Old September 30th, 2004, 05:50 AM   #65
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GC easy 9 and getting better every day.

Just back i Bris after 4 yrs London and last 9 months Sydney.

Benidorm is a junk pile compared to the Gold Coast, but I suppose if u r from Europe and havn't travelled you might have little or no understanding of what is possible with modern luxury highrise resort style accomodation.

The Gold Coast its natural setting, cleanliness and life style rate 2nd to very few in this world, thats why it is growing so fast.

Nearly all you see has been built since the early 70s.

Gold Coast and Sister City Brisbane with combined population over 2.3 million will boast 3 out of Australia's tallest 5 in 2007.

Currently Aus rates 4th after USA, China and Japan for talls, not bad for 20 million.
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Old September 30th, 2004, 08:04 AM   #66
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Old October 5th, 2004, 11:42 AM   #67
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Old October 5th, 2004, 12:06 PM   #68
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I think it's one of those weird places that looks a hell of a lot bigger in pictures than it feels on the ground...walking around the coast takes forever and feels very spread out, yet it looks so dense in the pictures...
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Old October 5th, 2004, 01:52 PM   #69
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lol were posting pics from down the beach to make it look dense :P
thats why their posted, they make it look awesome.

That main section is actually spread out along 7 KM (says Culwulla)
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Old October 5th, 2004, 02:19 PM   #70
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Gold Coast rocks nearly as much as Brisbane.Mindyou i'm a wee bit bias
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Old October 8th, 2004, 02:00 AM   #71
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Unbelievable for a city of its size. Such a beautiful city too.
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Old October 16th, 2004, 08:06 PM   #72
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It looks like Miami Beach
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Old November 9th, 2004, 06:18 AM   #73
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9.5 but when Q1, Soul, Circle and many more are complete its a big ass 10

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Old December 12th, 2004, 02:52 PM   #74
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Old December 28th, 2004, 12:09 PM   #75
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It's not as big as it looks. It's just a straight line of buildings. Bunch 'em all together and it would look pretty bland.
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Old April 6th, 2005, 08:49 AM   #76
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Old April 6th, 2005, 11:34 AM   #77
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Looks really great from some angles, but average from the other. 7,5/10

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Old April 6th, 2005, 12:47 PM   #78
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Random GC pics taken Easter Sunday

Q1





















Soul Model
















Circle on Cavil - (Oh the smell!!)


The Fashion - LOL So GC


Coolangatta Skyline from Broadbeach


New Tower - Broadbeach


Surfers from Broadbeach


Pink Poodle!~(Wings)


Q1 from Broadbeach


Q1 from the car


<---100 story transit centre site in forground!!!



New development - Ormeau (the gap between Brisbane and GC)
Missed the first tower going up in Yatala but the lift core looks like its up to level 5.


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Old April 7th, 2005, 05:13 AM   #79
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Good, but could use some more talls. I give it an 8/10.
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Old September 30th, 2005, 07:45 AM   #80
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Impressive skyline with less than 500,000 population. 9.5 from me.
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