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Old October 31st, 2007, 09:28 AM   #1
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AUCKLAND | Elliott Tower | 218m | 63 fl | App

Approved in the last week, New Zealands new tallest skyscraper~. Fully residential and 63 stories high. Just a block from the 328m high Sky Tower.

The site today is the carpark:


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Old October 31st, 2007, 09:33 AM   #2
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I hope I can see it when I go to New Zealand
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Old October 31st, 2007, 09:53 AM   #3
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Yeeha!
Might encourage more at this or even greater heights?
Auckland is literally growing up.
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Old October 31st, 2007, 10:18 AM   #4
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Love that Building!
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Old October 31st, 2007, 11:15 AM   #5
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WOW finally one for auckland!!!!!!

but no, the parking in city is going to get worse
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Old November 1st, 2007, 12:36 AM   #6
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Mods, any chance of modifying the title of this thread and adding imperial measurement for our North American viewers?

218 metres = 715 feet!
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Old November 1st, 2007, 12:48 AM   #7
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Super project. Good news for Aukland.
The solar panels, or whatever they are, at roof level are not attractive and should be more subtely incorporated/camouflaged into the design.
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Old November 1st, 2007, 01:09 AM   #8
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Totally agree, nice tower, and nice idea with the (public?) gardens in the middle sections. But these solar panels look crappy - they need a better integration.
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Old November 1st, 2007, 01:50 AM   #9
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I really like the way it's almost divided into sections. Great tower!
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Old November 1st, 2007, 02:09 AM   #10
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Mods, any chance of modifying the title of this thread and adding imperial measurement for our North American viewers?

218 metres = 715 feet!
You mean American viewers.
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Old November 1st, 2007, 02:54 AM   #11
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And our Burmese and Liberian friends if we have any too
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Old November 1st, 2007, 03:16 AM   #12
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You mean American viewers.
Just trying to be polite and inclusive .
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 01:02 AM   #13
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Great news for Auckland.

I'm not much of a fan of the design, but the height is certainly impressive for NZ.
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 09:09 AM   #14
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I can't wait to see the back of this parking lot ... after this there is only one parking lot left in central Auckland and that should also be gone soon .... fantastic news .... bring it on !!
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 09:38 AM   #15
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Great project. It's good to see Auckland getting a tower like this. It compliments the Sky Tower nicely.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 09:50 PM   #16
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Skyscraper gets go-ahead despite Sky City protest
NBR - 05 NOVEMBER 2007

Korean developer Dae Ju Housing Co has secured resource consent for its $400 million 67-storey Elliott Tower apartment development in the Auckland central business district after the hearing panel dismissed the protestations of near-neighbour SkyCity Entertainment Group. The building will take four years to erect on a long-vacant site bounded by Albert St, Elliot St and Victoria St West. The previous permanent occupant was the Royal International Hotel, knocked down about 20 years ago when then-owner Chase Corporation planned to continue its Mid-City complex through to meet its Finance Centre at Victoria St. After Chase's demise in the 1987 crash, the site has been used for parking, and more recently for a bungy business beside Victoria St.

Dae Ju produced a complying building and got approvals from neighbours, but not from SkyCity, concerned about effects on the Sky Tower a block away on Federal St. At the hearing in September, SkyCity witnesses argued that the Elliott Tower should have its top floors lopped off to prevent interference with telecommunications and broadcast services, and also to prevent possible interference from those services with appliances in the penthouse apartments. However, the commissioners found the impacts on the Sky Tower could be overcome, while the radio-wave effects from the Sky Tower were SkyCity's responsibility. The tower will contain 259 apartments, all designed to comply with the council's plan change 2, which stipulates minimum unit sizes & various environmental factors such as outlook & privacy.

The commissioners accepted Dae Ju's proposal for solar panels - large fins at the top of the tower - which will heat water for the whole building for at least eight months of the year. The podium design includes pedestrian links through from Elliot St to Albert St and across to Victoria St West, plus enclosed escalator access down the southern side. On Albert St, the public access will open out to a plaza linking with the existing plaza outside the Rifleman Building. These public areas will be closed at 10pm and the residential tower won't have any public viewing areas. The commissioners were blunt about Dae Ju's right to build what it proposes. Against SkyCity's concern for the "iconic" status of the Sky Tower, the commissioners said significant development could be expected in the CBD, and it would be continuing. "The Sky Tower itself does not enjoy a protected status so far as its height or appearance is concerned.

"The height limits presently included in the district plan for areas to its west do mean, however, that the Sky Tower will continue to be the tallest building to the west of the central area and will continue to serve as the demarcation point when the central city skyline is observed from the north and north-western harbour areas and the North Shore areas," the commissioners said in their decision report. The commissioners said none of the transmission facilities' paths, nor the facilities themselves, were designated. Evidence was given that services to the east and north-east could be affected but the commissioners believed that could be overcome with repeaters and relocation of some antennae. As for the effect on penthouse occupants' toasters, fridges, television sets and computer equipment, the SkyCity argument was undone after its witnesses produced a copy of its own 1993 consent at the hearing, showing it was SkyCity's responsibility "to ensure that radio frequency emissions from the site do not cause interference to other services, equipment & facilities."
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Old December 5th, 2007, 10:16 PM   #17
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if this building was built in wellington it would make the rest of the skyline look tiny and small
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Old December 6th, 2007, 12:25 AM   #18
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I think they should create a sloped roof/mechanical type penthouse to host the solar panels (no overhang)... would be a nice way to top things off.

My only complaint is the ridiculous name of this tower (and its shoddy spelling).
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Old December 6th, 2007, 12:29 AM   #19
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looks extremely nice! will it be the tallest in the city (behind sky tower)?
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Old December 6th, 2007, 02:35 AM   #20
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Great for Auckland, even if im not very satisfied with the design.
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