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View Poll Results: Rate Q1!
10 298 26.90%
9.5 161 14.53%
9 229 20.67%
8.5 139 12.55%
8 106 9.57%
7.5 53 4.78%
7 50 4.51%
6.5 18 1.62%
6 17 1.53%
5.5 5 0.45%
5 5 0.45%
4.5 2 0.18%
4 5 0.45%
3.5 3 0.27%
3 or less 17 1.53%
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Old October 26th, 2005, 09:07 PM   #1
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#025 l Q1 Tower l GOLD COAST l 323m l 78fl

Q1 Tower
Gold Coast, Australia


HEIGHT: 323m/ 1,058 feet
FLOORS: 78 floors
COMPLETION: 2005
ARCHITECT: ?

Q1 is the tallest residential building in the World, surpassing 21st Century Tower (269 m) in Dubai.

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Old October 26th, 2005, 09:09 PM   #2
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Old October 26th, 2005, 09:47 PM   #3
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Quite nice modern design. I like the detailing on the back of the building. But for all the hype over it's height, its just a big needle on the top. That aside, very impressive.

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Old October 26th, 2005, 09:50 PM   #4
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10/10

This is one of the most elegant building designed so far.I love it!
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Old October 26th, 2005, 11:13 PM   #5
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7/10
It has good, soaring height, helped by the curves and vertical set backs, and looks especially slim and soaring from the "spire" side.

The curves and razor-sharp set backs also save it from the curse of drab, boring "box dom."

It has a fairly shiny facade, and I'll even give a few points for trying to move beyond the flat roof.

HOWEVER:

Having the roof rise towards the spire is a good idea, but it suffers from poor follow-through. They need some horizontal set backs at the top, not that silly little fence, and a spire that's more dramatic than that little "feather," which is so little that it looks like an afterthought. Otherwise, the top and spire just don't seem to flow that well from the rest of the tower, except, as I said, for that skyward swoop...

The colors of the windows and facade are a drab combination; they need a more dramatic contrast, or maybe some really showy metal trim...
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Old October 26th, 2005, 11:23 PM   #6
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Old October 26th, 2005, 11:34 PM   #7
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it suits its area well. however, placed anywhere else but beside a beach and it would look awkward.

good building. nice height. 8.5/10
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Old October 27th, 2005, 12:37 AM   #8
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9.5/10

Kickass tower!!!
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Old October 27th, 2005, 01:00 AM   #9
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This tower is just fantastic! The best in Australia IMO.
9,5/10

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Old October 27th, 2005, 01:14 AM   #10
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8.5/10

Turned out much better than I had feared in the early days of construction... my one gripe is to me the crown and spire is not convincing, I look at the tower, and it just doesn't seem quite right to me. That being said though it is in all other respects a beauty!

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Old October 27th, 2005, 01:21 AM   #11
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I give it 10! It's tall and graceful and has a lot of cool features - 10 level skygarden with full grown trees sixty floors up, observation deck, very cool night lighting system (someone should post the pink night shots or lightning shot - wow) and big pools/gardens at it's base.

The height thing should hopefully be put to rest as the developer wants to build Q2, only taller!
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Old October 27th, 2005, 01:29 AM   #12
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Very Beautiful tower - better than I expected. Love the lighting too.
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Old October 27th, 2005, 02:05 AM   #13
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this is the most amazing skyscraper. so elegant.even organic? very unique.
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Old October 27th, 2005, 02:14 AM   #14
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Australia's best skyscraper, instant 10.
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Old October 27th, 2005, 02:21 AM   #15
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10/10!!!
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Old October 27th, 2005, 06:07 AM   #16
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9 because the rear could be just that little bit more elegant and because they didnt continue the glass or the floor plates all the way up the side framework.
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Old October 27th, 2005, 11:21 AM   #17
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When it has finished (estimated December) it will be 10/10. Best building on the Gold Coast, looking forward to the opening of the Observation Deck. Every morning I look at the tower to see how its going.

Constructions going really slow now because they got the crane down due to difficulty getting it down so the rest of the tower goes up without cranes.
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Old October 27th, 2005, 11:28 AM   #18
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This is THE best sky scraper photo ive EVER seen.
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Old October 27th, 2005, 03:59 PM   #19
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I've said it once, but i'll say it again
This is THE best sky scraper photo ive EVER seen.
As much as it pains me to say it, I'm inclined to agree here

If whoever took it (Locke? memory fails) could go back and take the same shot again once the protective cladding sheets are off and the alimak things are gone, that'd be great, thanks
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Old October 27th, 2005, 04:22 PM   #20
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8.5/10!!

I think it's an incredible building, especially in the above photos. However, the one thing I don't like about it in real life are the really pale floors in between. Up close and on ground level (especially from the back) it's not that great looking. Apart from that though it's a really incredible looking structure (and can't wait for its little sister "vision" in brissie) ; )
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