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Old November 15th, 2016, 09:24 AM   #1
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GOLD COAST | Orion Towers | 328m | 1076ft | 103 fl | 247m | 809ft | 75 fl | App

New Tallest Building for Australia.

The proposed $1.2 billion Orion Towers would reach up 328.1 m and is planned for a Surfers Paradise Boulevard site between Enderley and Markwell avenues.

Put forward by Melbourne-based developer Orion International Group, the two-supertower mixed-use project would feature two skyscrapers, of 103 and 76-storeys respectively and contain 1127 units.

Its top level would beat out the peak of the iconic Q1’s spire by around six metres and would be taller than the under-construction 89-level, $1.2 billion Spirit tower on the former Iluka site in central Surfers Paradise.

It would also beat out Victoria’s 100-storey Australia 108 tower which is under construction, as well as the same state’s proposed 90-storey, 323m One Queensbridge development.

According to documents filed with the council, Orion’s features will include:

• A 680sq m full-floor penthouse on level 100 with ground floor concierge and private lift,

• A “signature” restaurant on level 101

• A 165-room, five-star hotel.

• A dedicated bike ramp into the carpark, with space for 600 bikes.

• A five-level, mixed-use podium including ground floor retail designed around a sculptural ‘urban canyon’.

• A “lush” garden deck and recreation area with five pools, including an indoor pool, an eastern pool to catch morning sun and a western pool for afternoon bathing.

• Twin indoor and outdoor residents’ lounges on level 49 of both towers.

• A private club on level 74 of the smaller tower for owners of the penthouse and sub-penthouses.

• Australia’s highest observation restaurant on level 101 of the tallest tower, offering 360-degree views.

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Old November 15th, 2016, 09:32 AM   #2
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That first render makes it look huge... anyway, great news for the Coast.
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Old November 15th, 2016, 06:14 PM   #3
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Awesome! And that tall without a spire

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Old November 16th, 2016, 04:47 AM   #4
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Very cool project !

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Old November 17th, 2016, 12:55 AM   #5
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Awesome, indeed. Just do it, aussies

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Old November 17th, 2016, 03:48 AM   #6
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Wonderful news for Australia and Gold coast especially. They look quite amazing and very sleek and modern. although i feel they are abit too boxy with little details on the back side towards land.

And they kinda crash with the more elegant and rounded Q1 on the skyline.
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Old November 18th, 2016, 01:48 AM   #7
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without spire

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Old November 23rd, 2016, 05:35 PM   #8
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I like the ocean side more than the 'back'. And the mech floor in the middle ruins the sleek look imo, the bottom front half is great though.

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Old December 13th, 2016, 10:08 PM   #9
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Southern Hemisphere's Tallest Tower Proposed in Gold Coast
The 322.5-metre Q1 skyscraper in Gold Coast has been recognized as the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere since it was completed in 2005, but a development application submitted for a site just a few short blocks away could signal the end of its towering reign. Melbourne-based developer Orion International Group is proposing to build a pair of towers, with the tallest stretching 328 metres into the sky.
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Those renders are way off in height. They make it look as if it's 2,000 ft

How can it be 1,076' when Q1 to the tip is 1,056'?


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aren't they just!

Hope these get built.....altho more shade for the beach!
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