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View Poll Results: #72 Rialto Towers, Melbourne
10.0 104 19.62%
9.5 37 6.98%
9.0 75 14.15%
8.5 56 10.57%
8.0 91 17.17%
7.5 43 8.11%
7.0 47 8.87%
6.5 20 3.77%
6.0 15 2.83%
5.5 11 2.08%
5.0 17 3.21%
4.5 3 0.57%
4.0 3 0.57%
3.5 0 0%
3.0 or less 8 1.51%
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Old September 26th, 2002, 07:28 AM   #1
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#120 l Rialto Towers l MELBOURNE l 251m l 63fl

Rialto Towers
Melbourne, Australia


HEIGHT: 251m/823 feet
FLOORS: 63 floors
COMPLETION: 1986
ARCHITECT: ?

Built in the Eighties period in the Modern style

Notable architectural features :
Tallest building in the southern hemisphere and the tallest building in Australia, the Rialto Tower stands as a landmark in Melbourne, soaring above the Yarra River.

The reflective glass skin which wraps around the tower, means that it changes colour throughout the course of the day, mirroring the sky.

Building design by : Gerard de Preu[/quote]







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Old September 26th, 2002, 07:33 AM   #2
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thanks for that

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Old September 26th, 2002, 07:40 AM   #3
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7.5/10

Nice and simple but a bit drab. It looks much better at night.
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Old September 26th, 2002, 09:37 AM   #4
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I thought 120 Collins Street is the tallest
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Old September 26th, 2002, 11:15 AM   #5
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I thought 120 Collins Street is the tallest
that's spire - "generally" speaking no-one really cares if a spire is taller here, so mainly we just use roof heights

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Old September 26th, 2002, 11:21 AM   #6
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Although it seems that the spire counts into the height, it shouldn't really, since it is more of an antenna rather than just a spire.
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Old September 26th, 2002, 11:25 AM   #7
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Although it seems that the spire counts into the height, it shouldn't really, since it is more of an antenna rather than just a spire.
we've told you this before - it's NOT an antenna - nor is 101 Collin's Spire, the dishes on 120 are more ornamental than anything, they dont service as communications medium - ONLY Bourke Place, MElbourne Central and Telstra HQ have "antennae"
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Old September 26th, 2002, 04:45 PM   #8
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Nice and clean looking towers. Nothing special though, rather plain. Shiny is good, but these buildings don't really stand out.

8/10.
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Old September 26th, 2002, 06:35 PM   #9
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10/10 one of my favs in the WORLD!!!
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Old September 26th, 2002, 09:30 PM   #10
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Tall glass towers normally get high points from me, but for some reason Rialto Towers have never appealed to me. I just don't know why... 7/10
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Old September 26th, 2002, 10:12 PM   #11
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I like reflective glass, and it's a decent building, but it doesn't look great in a couple of those photos.

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Old September 26th, 2002, 10:28 PM   #12
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Yeah I like the glass too.

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Old September 26th, 2002, 11:09 PM   #13
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That glass REALLY adds a lot to it. 7.5/10
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Old September 27th, 2002, 12:20 AM   #14
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nice

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Old September 27th, 2002, 11:52 AM   #15
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Yeah 8/10 for me. I like the glass and reflection but it's a bit too square for me. I know many Aussies love this building.
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Old September 27th, 2002, 12:33 PM   #16
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got any pic of it at night? i like it at night
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Old September 27th, 2002, 01:21 PM   #17
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I reckon it looks good in Melbourne, since a lot of the buildings are basic boxes, but it is a bit dull.

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Old September 27th, 2002, 08:18 PM   #18
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Very average IMO 5/10. ther are so many of these reflective glass lumps these days, this one reeally has no distinguishing features to make it stand out.
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Old September 29th, 2002, 07:02 AM   #19
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a beauty!
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Old October 10th, 2002, 06:49 AM   #20
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Looks wonderful in life. Changes colour quite drastically during the different times of the day and in different weather.

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