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Old February 1st, 2007, 12:32 PM   #1
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Eureka Tower and Nonda Katsalidis - MONUMENT magazine's cover story

Issue 77 of MONUMENT Magazine "New Zealand and Australia's leading Architecture and Design Magazine"
has a feature on Eureka and Nonda Katsalidis in the Feb / March edition.



There are some impressive glossy aerial photos as well. Have a browse at your news agent if you're interested.

from the editor's letter

"..our cover story features the work of an architect at the pinnacle of his career. Nonda Katsalidis' 90-storey Eureka Tower may be hard to ignore, but it is an elegant and highly refined residential building that sits comfortably in the inner-city skyline, casting its golden reflective shadow over the entire city of Melbourne.

John Gollings provides us with exclusive photographs and 2004 RAIA Gold medal-winner Peter Corrigan gives his opinion on what could be described as the silent emergence of an iconic building, and treats the edifice with his wit, insight and critical eye. The Melbourne public cant exactly claim the building has taken it by surprise, but the architectural and general press has been surprisingly mute in discussing its impact; everyone has an opinion but few seem willing to express it.

Perhaps it's the shock of the architect's ability to combine the commercial needs of the developer with a highly resolved and largely uncompromised architecture that actually contributes to the urban fabric of Melbourne. Such success has come to be unexpected within the mentality of a pressured 'return for dollar per square metre' city context, but perhaps Eureka paves the way for a brighter future."

some quotable quotes

"The Eureka Tower ..is a structure that enriches our sense of place and our sense of belonging"

"the flashy gold enables the tower to be populist and accessible"

"this tower asks to be associated with the realm of the paraphysical. The golden shield or cap that coincides with the upper penthouses suggests an image that might be Egyptian in origin; the rising of the Sun God, Ra and all his panoply of connotations."

"if some architecture aspires to poetry, this is a tower that tilts toward morphology. It has an implicit subject matter replete with feeling, it is ardent and demonstrative"

"Renaissance architecture associated the male body with the ideal proportions both for construction and, by implication, for any king of proper living. The Eureka Tower does suggest a torso from a surprising number of vantage points. It has its sloping asymmetrical shoulders, an elongated neck and on occasion what looks like a blazing helmet or head"

Officially, its a boy.
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Old February 1st, 2007, 12:39 PM   #2
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Phoar. What a fantastic photo.

Now to find out if I can get a copy of the magazine tomorrow in Warragul....
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Old February 1st, 2007, 12:51 PM   #3
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quoteable quotes hey

sounds like a free flowing river of shit to me

mind you, read most archi mags and you get more of the same - i wonder whos ego they are stroking when they deliver articles such as the one above, the architects or their own
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Old February 1st, 2007, 12:55 PM   #4
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the architectural and general press has been surprisingly mute in discussing its impact; everyone has an opinion but few seem willing to express it.
Probably because everybody is waiting for the bloody observation deck to open and the unveiling of the public art work on the podium!!!

We should see some sweet lift outs in The Age and the HUN when it finally does open.
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Old February 1st, 2007, 01:01 PM   #5
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Probably because everybody is waiting for the bloody observation deck to open and the unveiling of the public art work on the podium!!!

We should see some sweet lift outs in The Age and the HUN when it finally does open.
yeah its not the people's tower yet, eureka skydeck should change all that
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Old February 1st, 2007, 01:03 PM   #6
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It really is one of the nicer looking building in Melbourne.
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 07:54 AM   #7
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"...casting its golden reflective shadow over the entire city of Melbourne."

Gee I dunno about that.
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 08:02 AM   #8
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Really like this building.
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 09:16 AM   #9
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When does the OB Deck open? I thought it was meant to be in December.
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 12:43 PM   #10
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The Rialto was 8 years old before it had an observation deck put in, is anyone old enough to remember how much it was talked about in 1986?
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 01:13 PM   #11
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is there anyway we can get a higher resolution shot of that cover?
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 01:53 PM   #12
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Im from Sydney, and I have to say by far that Eureka is the best looking thing i have ever seen. Dam!!!! Not since ESB did a tower LITERALLY stop you in your tracks. Its so MAGNIFICENT that you just cant stop looking at it.. time and time again... and again...again..again and again. I dould look at it all day for a living!!!
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Im from Sydney, and I have to say by far that Eureka is the best looking thing i have ever seen. Dam!!!! Not since ESB did a tower LITERALLY stop you in your tracks. Its so MAGNIFICENT that you just cant stop looking at it.. time and time again... and again...again..again and again. I dould look at it all day for a living!!!
It is hideous/good depending on where you are looking at it.
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Old February 3rd, 2007, 04:31 AM   #14
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is there anyway we can get a higher resolution shot of that cover?
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Old February 3rd, 2007, 04:45 AM   #15
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thanks curtain
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Old February 8th, 2007, 01:26 AM   #16
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"...casting its golden reflective shadow over the entire city of Melbourne."

Gee I dunno about that.
Yeah, I'm struggling with that sentance in a number of ways.
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Old February 13th, 2007, 02:22 PM   #17
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"...casting its golden reflective shadow over the entire city of Melbourne."

Gee I dunno about that.
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Yeah, I'm struggling with that sentance in a number of ways.

C'mon guys have a little faith will ya

a pic i took from st kilda last week

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On my walks around the Albert Park lake, I have seen Eureka give off that exact Golden Glow in the sky. It is stunning, no doubt about it.
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Old February 15th, 2007, 11:12 AM   #19
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Yes, I just had to buy it to add to my ever increasing collection.....still reckon an open elevated observation deck above the roof would be the number one tourist highlight of any visit to Melbourne.Having visited many observation decks around the world none compared with the open deck above the WTC in New York....so any excuse of weather or wind etc. don't discount this perfect location at southbank.
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Old February 15th, 2007, 08:50 PM   #20
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IMO the most beautiful residential building in the world. Perfect on Melbourne's skyline. I would love to see it in person,
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