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Old February 9th, 2008, 10:02 PM   #81
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Old February 10th, 2008, 07:23 AM   #82
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Looks like a cheap rip off of the Petronas Towers with that sky bridge or whatever you call it.
It bares NO simularity with petronas at all. Maybe you should study design history and theory before throwing such stupid opinions into the mix.

The design for Petronas uses islamic ideals and borrows stylistically from the design of a flower to realise its form. This desigtn above has no aesthetic or design philosphy links to this tower at all. Big whoop so it's got an aerobridge joining the towers ... have you noticed they have been around far longer than petronas?
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Old February 10th, 2008, 09:52 AM   #83
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i love this twin tower proposal just don't like the skybridge part but i guess its got a purpose. for those complaining about eureka tower well get over it, spires does count as height of building....thats why eureka was never the tallest residential and that title belongs to Q1 for the moment
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Old February 10th, 2008, 10:08 AM   #84
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Old April 10th, 2008, 04:59 PM   #85
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Cool, much better now as the towers has a different height (101fl and 70fl) than been at the same height.

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Sky homes and urban parkland - a new 'green heart' for surfers paradise.

Marchese + Partners design for 'evo' has been formally submitted as an Expression of Interest to the Gold Coast City Council. The $850 million proposal was prepared for Portberg Properties and includes two residential towers (101-storeys and 70-storeys) set amongst a 7000m2 public park. When constructed the e1 tower will eclipse Q1, currently the tallest building on the Gold Coast.

The development is made up of two towers that have an organic form - e1 and e2. e1 is a 101 storey residential tower, it penetrates the ground to allow a cascade of water to stream into the new transit centre and retail level below. At its peak a revolving restaurant is planned to give unobstructed views of the Gold Coast. e2 is a 70 storey tower twisting and curving out of the landscape. Both towers feature sky gardens that grow within the sculptured form of the buildings. The towers sprout from the substantial urban parkland proposed for the ground level of the site which will become the new 'green heart' of Surfers Paradise.
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Old April 11th, 2008, 02:50 AM   #86
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Marchese + Partners design for 'evo' has been formally submitted as an Expression of Interest to the Gold Coast City Council.
?Expression of interest?
Is that like a "trial balloon" to see if or how much support/oppossition there will be in the City Council?
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Old April 11th, 2008, 04:09 AM   #87
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Who cares what some committee says. They are residential buildings - if people could live in the silly stick on top of Q1 it would be taller than Eureka, but they can't.

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Hate to spoil your little party but the Eureka Tower never has been, isn't and never will be the tallest building in Australia, let alone the World's Tallest Residential Building. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has stated many times that a spire like that of Q1's is an architecture feature and is to be counted as the final height of the building, and whether you agree or not is irrelevent. Q1 is taller than Eureka, deal with it.

As for E1 and E2? Stunning buildings, far better than the Empire Towers in Miami itself. The skygardens is just a marvellous idea and the height is just amazing for a city with less than one million people.
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Old April 11th, 2008, 01:11 PM   #88
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Question: why are spires included in building heights in nations other than Australia, but not Australia ? For instance, in NYC, the NY Times Building has a veritable flagpole included in its height.

what are you talking about? look at sydney's or melbourne's tallest list - alf of the buildings have spires and they're included in the height...
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Question: why are spires included in building heights in nations other than Australia, but not Australia ? For instance, in NYC, the NY Times Building has a veritable flagpole included in its height.

what are you talking about? look at sydney's or melbourne's tallest list - half of the buildings have spires and they're included in the height...
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Old April 11th, 2008, 03:25 PM   #90
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This project looks awesome !!
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Old October 16th, 2008, 06:28 AM   #91
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This one went down the gurdler, the GCC wanted 60m ferris wheel instead, id rather pay and go up a 350m+ building then a ferris wheel
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Old October 16th, 2008, 07:27 AM   #92
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This one went down the gurdler, the GCC wanted 60m ferris wheel instead, id rather pay and go up a 350m+ building then a ferris wheel
So is the GC ferris wheel going to be bigger than Melbourne's Star-wheel, or are they going to put flags on the top of each capsule to increase the total height?


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Old October 16th, 2008, 07:29 AM   #93
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Melbourne's wheel is 120m.
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Old October 16th, 2008, 05:33 PM   #94
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what do u say to that Gold coast!!
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Old October 17th, 2008, 11:51 AM   #95
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Actually the Ferris wheel on the GC isn't going ahead (thank goodness!) and this is not a dead project, it's more like in stasis at the moment.
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Old October 17th, 2008, 03:14 PM   #96
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Ron Clark (I believe thats his name?) Gold Coast mayor, didnt want a building or super tall as big as this. Interesting to see what good comes out of this site, I really liked what they had proposed.
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Old October 17th, 2008, 05:57 PM   #97
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lol why not mayor? GC already has heaps.... lol Q1 needs friends :P
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Old May 11th, 2009, 10:43 AM   #98
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Below is one of the alternative designs.

As spotted by London Lad in the GC forums:

This is the proposal by world famous architect Zaha Hadid in collaboration with Patrik Schumacher for a 101-storey transit centre in Surfer’s Paradise in Queensland.

The as-yet-unbuilt structure is featured in The Complete Zaha Hadid, a retrospective of the architect’s work that will be published on Monday.

Check out the render. Must be going on 400m tall, and if I do say so myself, quite the looker!

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Old May 11th, 2009, 10:57 AM   #99
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Looks better. too bad it will not be twins anymore.
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Old May 11th, 2009, 12:57 PM   #100
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Don't really like the previous twins, Zaha Hadid's proposal looks far better! Hopes for approval!
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