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Old May 11th, 2010, 05:48 AM   #41
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 03:37 PM   #43
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MELBOURNE | Carlton Brewery Tower | 280m | 90 fl | Pro
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Old September 4th, 2010, 08:38 AM   #44
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Here it is, courtesy of dockman.

Can a mod PLEASE change the thread title already?e

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MELBOURNE | Carlton Brewery Tower | +280m | 90 fl | Pro

As the final height is yet to be confirmed and it's a possibility that the height will be increased.
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Old September 10th, 2010, 04:26 PM   #45
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http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/win...-1225917634140


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* September 11, 2010 12:00AM


Daniel Grollo, chief executive of Grocon Pty Ltd, relaxes in an apartment in the Eureka Tower. Picture: Craig Borrow Source: Herald Sun

THE man who has helped shape Melbourne's skyline thinks the city needs an overhaul at ground level, specifically its parks.

We should be making better use of our green open spaces, says Daniel Grollo, chief executive of Grocon.

The building giant believes some of our parks are "almost impenetrable".

He sees great potential in such parks as Treasury Gardens, Flagstaff Gardens and Carlton Gardens. "There's a goldmine there for the community of Melbourne," he says.

Investment in amenities - running tracks, playing equipment, cafes and walking tracks, like those in New York's Central Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens - would make them much more of an attraction.

Mr Grollo is about to unveil his latest project - he's very excited about the design for an apartment tower on the old Carlton Brewery site at the top end of Swanston St.

"I have been sitting on it for a month and a half and I'm not very good at sitting on secrets," he says.

The building would make a significant statement and generate discussion.

It is part of a $1 billion-plus site redevelopment expected to finish by 2016. Building on the new tower would start by the year's end.

Grocon already has plans for a 90-storey residential tower on the site, which will be slightly shorter than the Eureka Tower but it will be the highest point on the city skyline because of the site's elevation.

Mr Grollo also:

EXPECTS a building taller than Eureka to grace the city skyline within 10 years.


LAMENTS the failure of the proposed 560m Grollo Tower, which would have been the world's tallest building, at Docklands.

STILL wants to build over the Jolimont railyards.

THINKS the dome, part of the original plan for Parliament House, should be completed.

SAYS the ferris wheel at Docklands is one of his least favourite structures.

BELIEVES the city needs new transport infrastructure to promote growth and density.

SUGGESTS sustainability and the environment will be the biggest drivers of Grocon's future business.

As he sits in his apartment high in the Eureka Tower, there is no doubting Mr Grollo has the world at his feet.

He has a favourite spot where he can sit looking out at the city lights, but he doesn't afford himself the luxury of self-praise.

It's a family trait, he says, passed down from his father, Bruno, and grandfather, Luigi, who started the family business as a concreting firm more than 60 years ago.

Mr Grollo says he comes from tough Italian stock that would be more concerned with making sure he kept his feet on the ground than dishing out praise.

There would be plenty of time for reflection once he'd retired.

Until then there's no rest for Mr Grollo. He's up sometime from 4-5am every morning - usually for a run or some gym time - before heading to the office from 6-8am.

"I don't sleep in," he says. "I work on the philosophy that every hour before midnight is worth two after.

"So for me a sleep-in is the reverse. I try to get myself to bed really early and on occasions I have been known to be racing the children to sleep."

The children are Finn, 11, and Matilda, 7, and time with them is at a premium since they set up house in New York.

Mr Grollo and his wife, Kat, had a deal that when they turned 40 they would spend a year in New York and he would take a sabbatical from work. But it was not as easy as it sounded.

So, Kat and the children moved to an apartment overlooking Central Park and Mr Grollo commutes, spending about three weeks in Melbourne for every week in New York.

He says Skype allows him to help the kids with homework and watch them play while he sits in Melbourne.

"I travel very regularly regardless, so it's not like it's that much of a burden on me," he says. "For me it's great. When I'm there ... I'm just there as part of the family with not much else to do."

When in Melbourne, he just loves developing property.

"I think you are only as good as your last achievement and you are always judged by your last achievement," he says.

"So despite what we've done in the past, if we're not focused on the future and continuing to do well, it will all go backwards."
Big things coming for Melbourne? I posted this here because it mentions the tower and Grocon are developing this site.
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Old September 15th, 2010, 12:18 PM   #46
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Building with portrait of leader to become Melbourne's newest landmark

A HIGH-rise apartment building bearing the image of an Aboriginal leader is set to become one of Melbourne's most dramatic landmarks.

The proposed Portrait building, earmarked for the old Carlton brewery site, features a 32-storey portrait of Wurundjeri tribal leader and artist William Barak.

Developer Grocon says the apartment block will be a symbolic "bookend" for the city, paired with the Shrine of Remembrance in St Kilda Rd.

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Wurundjeri elders have welcomed the plans, saying such a prominent tribute to Melbourne's first inhabitants had been a long time coming.

Grocon chief executive Daniel Grollo said the building's design was intended to "pay respect to both Barak and the Wurundjeri people", and was not a political statement. "(But) I suspect a lot of people will read a whole lot of things into this," he said.

Mr Grollo said Barak's image would be visible along much of Swanston St, but difficult to make out close up.

"The beauty is that depending on where you see the building from ... sometimes you will see (the face) and sometimes you won't. That makes it very special," he said.

Barak's great granddaughter and Wurundjeri elder Doreen Garvey-Wandin said she had been involved in the consultation process, and was very emotional about the result.

"Something like this has been a long time waiting, and I think it's wonderful," she said.

"My great-grandfather would be so proud. I am so proud. He was such a strong, powerful man, but also a very gentle and humble man.

"So why shouldn't he be recognised? Why shouldn't his head be up there over everybody else's, protecting the Wurundjeri territory, which he fought for, for many years."

Barak, renowned for working to bridge the divide between black and white Australia, died in 1903.

The Portrait building was designed by architecture firm Ashton Raggatt McDougall, which also created some of Melbourne's most controversial buildings, including Federation Square and the Docklands' master plan.

Grocon's Carlton Brewery general manager David Waldren said the building, which is awaiting a permit by Planning Minister Justin Madden, would hold 530 apartments priced between $295,000 and $1 million when complete in 2014.

He said the horizontal white panels creating the illusion of the face would be distanced from residents' balconies.

"Do we expect to see beach towels hanging over the edge? No," Mr Waldren said.


The article wrongly lists ARM as the architects of Fed Square...

Good design but will be obscured from a large part of Swanston Street by the Design Hub.

Absolutely incredible project.
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Old September 15th, 2010, 12:51 PM   #47
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yeah should be 280+ not 229
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Old September 15th, 2010, 12:53 PM   #48
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yeah should be 280+ not 229
Thats been posted about 7 times and I even e-mailed a mod but still it hasn't been changed.
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Old September 15th, 2010, 01:19 PM   #49
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They'll get around to it eventually. A lot of the time they just wait until there's a whole bunch to do at once.


Anyway, don't know that "Portrait" should be in this thread but I do think if constructed to match the renders it could become iconic to Melbourne. Really, there's nothing like it. I hope it gets built asap.
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Old September 15th, 2010, 02:28 PM   #50
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I've created a separate thread in the highrise section for the above rendered Portrait building.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1215689
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Old January 20th, 2011, 02:41 PM   #52
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I think this image was the inspiration for the interiors of the arm shared spaces?

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Old July 5th, 2011, 05:37 AM   #53
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WOW! Melbourne leads the way with kooky and innovative design in this country.
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Old April 24th, 2014, 09:44 AM   #54
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So, site has changed hands. New proposal on the cards. Been a long time coming, hopefully this gets the go ahead.

Thanks to the ever informative John_Proctor for all the information. I'll let him give you all the info on the project (see below). Most importantly, new height of 252.5m if someone wants to updated the thread title.

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funny timing given above... but I give you 170 Victoria Street Carlton Planning App...

will post a few more pics soon.

76 levels - I count 69 stories + podium. 252.5m height tower.

Pan Ops maximum height allows 278.58 AHD. which is a maximum building above ground of 257.58m

1041 dwelling. 627 of which are 2 bed + 2 bathroom (so not low end). 232 car parks. 470 bike spaces. 1821sqm retail.






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more - ugly podium!

wind tunnel model shows style of building from behind.


view from Thierry Street/Vic Street intersection


view from the swanston street alignment. RMIT hubs loading dock thing is to the right of this image. stairs are at the property boundary of this site.
Thread in the Ozscrapers section for more updates and information about the whole Carlton Brewery site: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post113449085
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Old April 25th, 2014, 11:04 PM   #55
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Great news. That new tower looks pretty good.
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Old October 26th, 2014, 03:20 AM   #56
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Approved @ 237m & 71 floors

Height was lowered below the maximum height for the site

New design as well

Application for a sales suite granted a few months ago, so may get rolling soon.



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I think that portrait building proposed a few years ago would have looked amazing. Too bad it has been dropped from the finalized plans for the Carlton Brewery site, though.
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I think that portrait building proposed a few years ago would have looked amazing. Too bad it has been dropped from the finalized plans for the Carlton Brewery site, though.
Unfortunately overshadowing of the sacrosanct State Library forecourt limited the final height of the design. It may be a far cry from the original but we all glad to see one of Melbourne's longest running tall proposals finally go ahead.

It may not have the height of the original design but the bulk of the tower means it should still have a commanding presence in the area.

Website is also up now. Expect it to commence construction in first half of 2016

http://swanstoncentral.com.au/
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Actually, the William Barak Portrait Tower has its own thread in the international forums, and it's apparently under construction, so, contrary to my previous post, I don't think the Portrait Tower has been dropped.
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