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Old October 4th, 2007, 12:27 AM   #21
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see this project for the first time now, think it will fit very good in the skyline.
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Old October 4th, 2007, 02:31 AM   #22
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Fans of density and height won't agree, but I've always considered Perth's skyline the most attractive in Australia. Beautiful angular designs and spires.
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Old October 9th, 2007, 06:01 AM   #23
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those heights are RL's. just confirmed from architects. they always talk in RL;s. thats whats important when designing skyscrapers.
so subract 12.4m from them.
roof-192m
plant=203.6m
roof feature=234.4m
spire=269.5m
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Old October 9th, 2007, 01:40 PM   #24
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I highly dislike the 'stick' on top, it doesn't even flow, Sears towers antenna flows more than this.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 11:09 AM   #25
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I agree, but at least the rest of the tower is pretty sweet.
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Old October 25th, 2007, 03:22 AM   #26
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BHP moves to send Melbourne jobs west
http://www.theage.com.au/news/busine...941152941.html
Barry Fitzgerald
October 25, 2007

MELBOURNE'S claim to be the head office heartland of miners that matter is again under siege.

Leading the assault this time is BHP Billiton, the group behind the last Melbourne head office death with its $9.2 billion takeover of Southbank-based WMC Resources in 2005.

Rumours have been rife in recent weeks among BHP's 600 head office staff in Lonsdale Street that the new managing director, Marius Kloppers, is intent on breaking the group's 122-year Melbourne link by shifting the group's head office to Perth as part of his drive to give the group's mining operations more close-up support.

While BHP said yesterday that its head office would remain in Melbourne, changes are under way that are expected to result in an unspecified number of roles being shifted to Perth.

It is in Perth that BHP is consolidating its iron ore, petroleum and nickel offices into one mega-office, to be built at Westralia Square by 2011. The three money-spinning West Australian businesses are the subject of massive expansion efforts.

And as this week's September-quarter production report from BHP indicated, the WA operations are groaning beneath constant calls for more production to meet the insatiable demand from China.

Mr Kloppers has said previously that BHP needs to move quickly to take full advantage of the booming demand for commodities, saying the deployment of more resources where they are needed would give more focus to BHP's response.

As a result, BHP argues that shifting some roles to Perth is not about reducing staff numbers or relocating the head office.

The Federal Government made BHP's 2001 merger with Anglo-South African miner Billiton conditional on the group maintaining its head office in Australia, not in Melbourne as is commonly believed.

Rio Tinto has its head office in London after the RTZ/CRA merger but its corporate centre for Australia remains in CRA's old stomping ground of Melbourne. But numbers there have dwindled to about 250 staff involved in centralised functions. It, too, has pushed head office functions out to the business units in the mining states of WA and Queensland.

Meanwhile, there was a lacklustre response in yesterday's market to BHP's production report, released on Tuesday. BHP shares closed 20Ę weaker at $45.80. ABN Amro said the group's production effort was slightly below its expectations.

"The report highlighted the difficulties in achieving higher tonnages, while capex increases in the petroleum projects were higher than we forecast," it said. ABN Amro cut its 2008 profit estimate by 5.5 per cent. JPMorgan also trimmed its profit estimate, but by a lesser 2.8 per cent.

The reporter owns BHP shares.
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Old October 25th, 2007, 09:42 PM   #27
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I've allways considered Perth the "Denver" of Australia, or the mining center of the country. It sure sounds like this tower will be built, and i hope it starts soon, a 50 story, 1 million sq. ft. tower would be a great signiture on the skyline for Perth.!!
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Old October 25th, 2007, 10:13 PM   #28
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So, I'm not entirely clear. Will this be a new tallest for Perth ?
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Old November 16th, 2007, 07:01 PM   #29
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So, I'm not entirely clear. Will this be a new tallest for Perth ?
it will be tallest to the tip of the spire but not to top of the roof, but yes it will be the tallest in perth.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 07:21 PM   #30
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this proposed building reminds me so much of the Transbay Terminal Tower proposal (1 of 3 competition) in San Francisco...
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Old November 17th, 2007, 08:37 AM   #31
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looking foward to this getting off the ground, think word is it'll start early 08'
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Old November 18th, 2007, 12:49 AM   #32
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Good news! I quite like this one. There isn't an Aussie skyscraper I dislike really
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Old November 18th, 2007, 01:07 AM   #33
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it will be tallest to the tip of the spire but not to top of the roof, but yes it will be the tallest in perth.
Thanks, but isn't it taller than the current tallest in a roof-to-roof comparison ?
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Old November 18th, 2007, 01:27 AM   #34
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It is shorter to the top of the plant rooms than Central Park (the silver building behind), but the roof features will make it appear taller.
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Old November 18th, 2007, 02:19 AM   #35
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It is shorter to the top of the plant rooms than Central Park (the silver building behind), but the roof features will make it appear taller.
Gotcha.
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Old November 30th, 2007, 03:00 PM   #36
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Old November 30th, 2007, 03:34 PM   #37
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it'll be huge from across the river, nice building, i like it.
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Old December 1st, 2007, 06:47 PM   #38
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wow this is a stunner for perth ,god it rocks.
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Old December 4th, 2007, 11:39 AM   #39
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it is an awesome building! bye bye Central Park view from south Perth :p
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