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Old July 11th, 2014, 04:32 PM   #201
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Old July 15th, 2014, 05:58 PM   #202
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A not very good photo in the rain from around 14km from the city.
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Old July 18th, 2014, 08:49 AM   #203
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Old July 20th, 2014, 08:08 PM   #204
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Old July 21st, 2014, 03:26 PM   #205
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I wonder if that shiny cladding will melt anything on the ground -- like The Shard has been doing?
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Old July 22nd, 2014, 05:11 PM   #206
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I wonder if that shiny cladding will melt anything on the ground -- like The Shard has been doing?
Even the Shard is melting things now?! Is this a recent occurrence? Thought only the walkie-talkie did that with its weird angles, etc.

This one should be safe...i hope.
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Old July 24th, 2014, 06:20 AM   #207
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Old July 25th, 2014, 09:59 AM   #208
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Old July 25th, 2014, 01:21 PM   #209
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Old July 30th, 2014, 01:33 PM   #210
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Old August 16th, 2014, 04:57 PM   #211
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Old August 17th, 2014, 05:54 AM   #212
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Old August 18th, 2014, 02:30 PM   #213
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From pics this is a very sleek, nice looking tower. How is it in real life? How does the quality of glass compare to, say, Rialto?
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Old August 18th, 2014, 03:13 PM   #214
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IMO the quality of the glass is just as good as Rialto. Rialto is timeless (hard to believe it was built way bay in 1986), hopefully this will be too. I love both towers.
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IMO the quality of the glass is just as good as Rialto. Rialto is timeless (hard to believe it was built way bay in 1986), hopefully this will be too. I love both towers.
Yes, Rialto is a beautiful building. We have our own timeless version of this (John Hancock Tower) built 10 years earlier. I have always been a huge fan of both buildings.
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Old August 21st, 2014, 12:48 PM   #216
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Melbourne is not beautiful. The city is geographically bland, sprawling over a vast urban area. It has a bay that is functional but nondescript; beaches that are unglamorous. The weather is often terrible.
Yet the city is highly "liveable". So liveable in fact that the EconomistIntelligence Unit has once again ranked it ahead of 139 other cities as the best city on the planet in which to live.
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Old August 21st, 2014, 01:52 PM   #217
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Melbourne is not beautiful. The city is geographically bland, sprawling over a vast urban area. It has a bay that is functional but nondescript; beaches that are unglamorous. The weather is often terrible.
Yet the city is highly "liveable". So liveable in fact that the EconomistIntelligence Unit has once again ranked it ahead of 139 other cities as the best city on the planet in which to live.
Melbourne is beautiful. The city has varying geography from undulating suburbs to nearby ranges to the East and North. The bayside suburbs are flat and contain some of the best sandbelt golf courses on the planet. The bay is large and lined by miles of sandy beaches. In summer children can frolic in safe beaches and thousands enjoy clean sand from the city to the far reaches of the Mornington Peninsula...Just beyond the Bay famous Surf beaches stretch to the west and east...the city's weekend and holiday playground. In winter the snow fields are but a short few hours drive. A city that offers warm to hot summers, magnificent Spring times and moody Autumn with brisk Winters that allow locals to wear a coat and enjoy a fireside coffee or hot chocolate. Great to have four seasons, said to have them all in one day but from my experience of the world Melbourne is not so unique in that regard. Add beautiful architecture from 19th, 20th Centuries and sparkling new soaring towers like Prima/Pearl. The best international sporting events in the world, magnificent restaurants and a cohesive multi cultural population that calls Melbourne home.
...........oh, and it's also the world's most lovable, liveable and friendly city...

Guess it's in the eye of the beholder ; )
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Old August 22nd, 2014, 10:05 AM   #218
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From pics this is a very sleek, nice looking tower. How is it in real life? How does the quality of glass compare to, say, Rialto?
I think it is too difficult to compare the two at the moment. Rialto is great and always looks amazing, Pearl can look a little bit dull on an overcast day but come evening it'll shine.

I think we have to wait a few more months so it can have a post construction window cleaning and then we'll see how it looks.

Walking along Southbank at night looking up at the tower and you walk past is great though, I was in the city late last night and a few people were glancing up to it and the other towers too.
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Old August 22nd, 2014, 10:14 AM   #219
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Melbourne is not beautiful. The city is geographically bland, sprawling over a vast urban area. It has a bay that is functional but nondescript; beaches that are unglamorous. The weather is often terrible.
Yet the city is highly "liveable". So liveable in fact that the EconomistIntelligence Unit has once again ranked it ahead of 139 other cities as the best city on the planet in which to live.
On the contrary, Melbourne is very beautiful. Take a walk along the river bank near the Botanical Gardens and think about what you said. Obviously you live in a not so salubrious suburb.
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Old August 22nd, 2014, 01:23 PM   #220
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This is from December of last year, but it's a great shot

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