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Old March 21st, 2007, 09:55 AM   #1
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MELBOURNE | 181 William St | 120m | Com | 550 Bourke St | 94m | 20 fl | Com

Project: CBW (Corner Bourke and William) cost $430 million
Developer: ISPT
Architect: Bates Smart

Currently the tallest buildings under construction in Melbourne at the moment until some of the big boys start mid year. I've put them together because it's a single development and 550 Bourke is only 6m under the 100m limit for this forum and I don't think it's worth starting a second seperate thread for it.

181 William St in the foreground, with gold, copper and bronze coloured glass.



Will probably look more like this render though:



550 Bourke



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Old March 21st, 2007, 09:59 AM   #2
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hmm..sorry to tell that..this building is not attractive enough to me..
u can see the shape and the size..
maybe the interior will be great but not exterior
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Old March 21st, 2007, 10:01 AM   #3
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This is what used to be on the site:



I think people will either love or hate this building.
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Old March 21st, 2007, 10:03 AM   #4
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yea..graffiti
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Old March 21st, 2007, 10:18 AM   #5
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If they get the glass right, it'll be good, and if it isn't good it's alright i guess, it's basically hidden from view while outside the CBD.
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Old March 21st, 2007, 10:20 AM   #6
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It'll be visible from New Quay until the powerstation redevelopment gets underway but aside from that it's practically crowded out from most other angles.
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Old March 21st, 2007, 11:45 PM   #7
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Not very tall, but very nice..
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Old April 4th, 2007, 11:39 AM   #8
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New render of both towers:

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Old April 4th, 2007, 12:21 PM   #9
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This building is closed to my apartment where i live~
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Old April 17th, 2007, 01:43 PM   #10
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Today:

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First row of cladding has gone up on the tower, so far only copper and bronze:







Disclaimer: The bronze isn't really as dark as it appears in the photos.
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Old April 17th, 2007, 06:54 PM   #11
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I can't believe the tallest u/c in melbourne right now is "only" 120m tall
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I think this is a very nice building, I like the texture of the exterior alot. It looks somewhat futuristic.
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Old April 18th, 2007, 07:52 AM   #13
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I can't believe the tallest u/c in melbourne right now is "only" 120m tall
That should change over the next year but yeah at the moment we're getting a lot of buildings in the 90m-120m range which fill in a few gaps in the skyline. Hopefully by the end of the year Prima (226m) will have started, as well as the tallest of the CUB towers (204m) and possibly one of the Powerstation towers (180-200m+ range).
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Old April 19th, 2007, 11:04 PM   #14
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I like the colour of Glass on the building. I don't think I have seen one with that colour glass before.
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Old April 20th, 2007, 01:42 AM   #15
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It's nothing special IMO.
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I like the colour of Glass on the building. I don't think I have seen one with that colour glass before.
Yeah, the glass on the larger tower will make this one.

Thanks for the pics Archibomber.

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Old April 24th, 2007, 01:18 PM   #17
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 10:28 AM   #18
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More cladding going up, with the gold glass being a bit clearer.



Scan from the paper of the rear of the development showing the smaller tower's curve.

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Old May 2nd, 2007, 04:51 PM   #19
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Nice gap filler. Nothing special but not bad either.
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Taken by silvermb last weekend:

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