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Old August 23rd, 2007, 01:41 PM   #21
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At first sight is horrible, but at second looks so fresh and innovative by the colours! I love the entrance. Great for Brisbane!
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 01:43 PM   #22
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Exactly my sentiment!!
“When I was poor and complained about inequality they said I was bitter. Now that I'm rich and I complain about inequality they say I'm a hypocrite. I'm beginning to think they just don't want to talk about inequality.”
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Old August 29th, 2007, 02:37 PM   #23
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New renders - apparently to start construction later this year.

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Australia, meet Brisbane's newest Westin Hotel tower: Empire Square

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mid tower - rear
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 01:27 AM   #24
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That's some detailed rendering - aren't we lucky, especially you Brisbanites!
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 01:30 AM   #25
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great design, i like the green and black color on that tower.
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 10:15 PM   #26
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 11:04 PM   #27
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Great renders. There is not much left of the green, but this tower looks awesome.
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Old September 4th, 2007, 06:24 AM   #28
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Nice tower! Great massing, nice details, and a kickin entrance.
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Old September 4th, 2007, 02:50 PM   #29
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This render is very nice, exclusive design, finally something different than all those others.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 07:21 AM   #30
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It will be great to see Brisbane with a TALL Westin Hotel - like Singapore.

Demolition should start soon on this site.

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Old September 18th, 2007, 03:10 PM   #31
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Ooo I like the blue, fine as hell tower.
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Old November 28th, 2009, 09:54 AM   #32
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Unfortunately this beautiful tower was scrapped more then a year ago. The site has been sold and there doesn't seem much chance that this project will ever be resurrected. I'm still getting over it

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From todays SMH sorry guys the credit crunch is starting to bite

Credit crisis claims Brisbane tower plan

October 10, 2008 - 8:02PM

The global credit crisis has ended plans for a $500 million luxury tower in Brisbane's CBD. Sydney-based Metacap Developments said in a statement that it had advised investors it would not proceed with the Empire Square project in Brisbane because of the worsening turmoil in the financial markets.

Metacap Developments director Jerome Chopard said the uncertainties and constraints in financial markets had impacted on the ability and willingness of banks to lend funds, especially for projects such as Empire Square.

"It is with regret, Metacap has been forced to a position where it must elect not to proceed with the Empire Square project," he said. "Metacap had considered deferring the project to a later date, but decided this to be a less desirable outcome as it simply defers the uncertainty and doesn't give buyers the opportunity to make alternative choices."

Mr Chopard said Metacap was considering its options, including a redesign of the tower. Ben Langfield, from property marketer Colliers International, said while it was a disappointing decision it was the right thing to do.

Contracts have been terminated and the 10 per cent deposits will be released. The 65-level tower was to be situated on a 2,000 square metre CBD site fronting Elizabeth Street. Plans included a full-service hotel and residential apartment tower, housing 98 residential apartments, six penthouses and 306 luxury hotel suites. The exclusive two and three bedroom residences were priced from $1.3 million.

The tower also included 23,500 square metres of office space over 23 levels. Construction was due to start this year for completion in 2012. Metacap Developments, which has offices in Sydney and Brisbane, was formed in 2005.It is the development vehicle of Newell Palmer Securities, a Sydney-based financial advisory firm established in 1984, and Alex Jimenez, a Brisbane-based property developer.

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