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Old June 21st, 2010, 05:32 AM   #41
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Too bad it's been downscaled, but more retail space is always fine with me, so that's a plus at least. Are there any actual plans for public transportation in this area? Surely Wynyard is too far away to serve this properly?
Light rail is being threaded from Chinatown to Circular Quay via Hickson Road and Sussex Street. It will run parallel to Barangaroo. Buses will also be run along Hickson Road.

A large ferry terminal, an alternative Circular Quay, will also be built at the south of the site.

Wynyard Station is a couple of hundred metres away and a fair few people would be expected to use the pedestrian connections to and from Wynyard.

I think Barangaroo missed out on a great public transport link when they dropped the Metro
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I preferred the previous design of the "Big Red"

The red design was a stand out masterpiece, the new design looks futuristic too but I would go for the other.

I also wonder since the "big red" is not red-ish anymore, does the name change?
Big Red was just a faux name for the hotel before it is built and the naming rights (probably) given to a hotel.
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Both are from the Barangaroo South website.

There is also a video with the architects explaining some of the changes to the concept plan which is apparently before the BDA for approval before first proposals are submitted to Department of Planning

http://www.barangaroosouth.com.au/de...rticleID=15593
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And we have changes to the renders!!

Main points to note;
- Buildings appear to be taller and thinner (less bulky) 200m+ for some?
- Hotel's height has been INCREASED (at least 180m?)
- Hotel has been grounded/connected with the base with squarer bottom















All images from Barangaroo South website
http://barangaroosouth.com.au/The-Design/default.aspx

I think that these changes make the proposal look GREAT!! Hotel appears less 'chopped' and more of a landmark building again. The weird and complicated base has been tidied up and simplified. The buildings at Barangaroo South have been thinned down with increased heights.
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Just found this on the Barangaroo South Website

1 x 209m office tower
2 x 180m office towers
1 x 170m hotel

And I assume the remaining resi towers will be the same heights from the June 2010 amendment

06 august 2010 | public exhibition of proposed concept plan amendment for barangaroo to begin shortly

http://www.barangaroosouth.com.au/06...y/default.aspx

Lend Lease has received confirmation from the NSW Department of Planning that its plans are now able to proceed to public exhibition, which is expected to begin shortly.


The Department will advertise the commencement of this display in the near future and detailed planning documentation will be exhibited for a minimum of 30 days.


While not part of the formal exhibition process, Lend Lease currently has an information display at Customs House, Sydney. This display will run up to the commencement of the NSW Department of Planning’s public exhibition of the plans.


Lend Lease’s Group Head of Development, David Hutton, today described Barangaroo as an essential transformation of Sydney’s western CBD and waterfront, which will enhance the city’s appeal as a global destination and a highly desirable place to live and work.


Mr Hutton said: “The concept plan amendment application is the result of seven months of close consultation and design refinement to make sure Barangaroo is an integrated extension of the city and provides a waterfront and public spaces that are inviting and open to all. There have been some further modifications since June to some building heights to achieve this and to provide further scope for design excellence.


“Concept Plan approval for the development of Barangaroo was first granted in 2007. Our amendments are intended to achieve changes to this approval, to deliver a better outcome for Barangaroo South and for Sydney. We have been consulting widely with the community and others since our selection at the end of last year, and this has contributed to refinements to our plans.”


Over 15,000 people have already viewed in person or online the displays and plans for Barangaroo and Barangaroo South. In addition there have been many face to face meetings including Community Forums, residents meetings, design presentations, meetings with potential operators, investors and tenants and discussions and input from the Barangaroo Delivery Authority and its design advisors.


The update in June set out some significant refinements to Lend Lease’s initial design, including increasing the amount of residential space, a redesigned and more activated waterfront promenade, reducing the number of commercial towers from four to three, and reductions in the height of the hotel and the length of the public pier.


Mr Hutton said: “We’ve had further feedback and meetings since this time and further modifications have been made and detailed building design will continue. We are clear about the amendments to the Concept Plan required to create an iconic new place for Sydney, support the city’s growth and establish a vibrant new public waterfront area that celebrates the western harbour and foreshore.”


“The plans have been accepted by the Barangaroo Delivery Authority which enables Lend Lease to make the Concept Plan Amendment Application to the Department of Planning.


“We have also received strong support and encouragement from business and tourism groups, potential tenants, hotel operators and retailers, and from many Sydneysiders.”


Barangaroo South Concept Plan Amendment Overview


The principal public spaces at Barangaroo South – the waterfront promenade, the harbourfront square, Southern Cove, City Walk and the pier – remain in line with the design directions announced on 16 June.


Lend Lease proposes 2.9 hectares of public realm at Barangaroo South, which is in line with the Current Approved Concept Plan and this increases to 3.1 hectares when the open space on the pier is included. The total public realm for Barangaroo is approximately 50%, rising to 65% with the inclusion of the northern and southern coves and public domain within developed areas.


The Concept Plan Amendment applies for a maximum of 490,240m2 of commercial and residential Gross Floor Area (GFA) for Barangaroo South, approximately 3,000m2 reduction from the amount noted in the 16 June announcement and 59,965m2 more than is provided for in the Current Approved Concept Plan. The GFA mix for Barangaroo South is as follows:

* 323,700m2 of commercial space, including three A Grade commercial office towers
* 99,763m2 of residential space for between 775-800 apartments
* 33,000m2 for a landmark international hotel situated on an new 85m public pier
* 33,777m2 of retail/food and beverage/leisure space across the site



To allow for greater flexibility in design and to further encourage design excellence, the Amendment seeks an 11 metre increase in the proposed maximum height envelopes of two building development blocks compared to June:

* The landmark hotel would have a maximum allowable development block height of 170m (compared to Lend Lease’s proposal of 213m in November 2009). The pier hotel building will be of truly outstanding architectural merit, create a landmark for Sydney and allows for public observation areas at the top of the building.
* One of the three commercial towers would have a maximum allowable development block height of 209m to enhance the scope for design excellence and reflecting further adjustments to the public realm.


In addition, the Concept Plan Amendment proposes a total of 10,000m2 of space for community uses for Barangaroo South, including a new civic or cultural centre to be located in the waterfront square, and a total of 3,000m2 of space for active use, which covers items such as kiosks, ferry ticket/information office, public conveniences and equipment storage spaces.


Mr Hutton concluded: “Barangaroo South is a place for all of Sydney to enjoy. It is essential that it respects its heritage and location, whilst making the most of the opportunity to support the city’s growth in the most sustainable way. ”



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

It is important to note the difference between a Concept Plan and finalised Building Designs.


A concept plan provides definition to the design principles for a project and establishes a broad planning framework that will be used to assess future development proposals for specific buildings or public realm on a site. It is focused on where buildings are to be located, their maximum heights, orientation and allowable GFA, as well as the positioning of streets, gallerias, parkland, public spaces and waterfront spaces. Any visual material presented relating to a design of built form is illustrative in its form and is intended to help convey the key ideas behind the concept plan rather than what the buildings will actually look like.


The concept plan approval does not allow construction to take place. This can only happen once more detailed project approvals are granted for the individual buildings, sites or precincts that make up the overall proposal.


Building designs detail the architectural style, look, materials, colours, structural form and exact dimensions and features of each specific building. These will be detailed within the parameters of the approved concept plan as the development progresses. Lend Lease intends to have many different architectural designers working on the project over its duration, to encourage diversity in building designs.


Background to the Approved Concept Plan for Barangaroo


A Concept Plan for the development of the entire Barangaroo site was approved by NSW Government in February 2007, following an international urban design ideas competition in 2005 which formed the basis of the plans for the site.


This Approved Concept Plan was subsequently modified in September 2007 and twice more in 2009, to incorporate changes to the headland park, northern cove and amendments to the total GFA. In addition a condition of consent requires an enlarged southern cove. In December 2008, the NSW Government announced the Cruise Passenger Terminal would be permanently relocated away from Barangaroo.


In 2008, expressions of interest were sought for the development of Stage 1 of Barangaroo (now known as Barangaroo South). From these expressions of interest, a short list of 3 bidders entered into competitive bidding process. Two final proponents were placed into a second round of competition to refine and improve their proposals, which included non-conforming responses that would be assessed on their merit.


The winning Lend Lease proposal was announced by NSW Government in December 2009. Lend Lease’s winning design concept was subject to 17 design principles set by the Barangaroo Delivery Authority that needed to be satisfied before seeking an amendment to the Approved Concept Plan.


Over the past seven months, Lend Lease has been working with leading design experts and architects to address the Authority's design principles regarding its 2009 plans as well as actively involved in a range of community engagement initiatives to receive feedback from the community.


Principal design moves for Barangaroo South since November 2009

The design refinements have focused on four important areas:

* Making sure Barangaroo is an integrated extension of the city
* Creating a dynamic and exciting place to visit and work
* Building a new destination for Sydney that celebrates the harbour and the waterfront
* Ensuring the waterfront and public spaces are inviting and inclusive


The following design moves since the November 2009 Preferred Scheme address these points:

* A better mix of commercial, residential and community uses
* Significant increase in residential space to improve vibrancy and activation
* Increased community space, including proposed cultural centre
* Creation of new civic space, a north facing waterfront public square at the southern edge of southern cove
* New pedestrian connections to the city and to Wynyard transport hub
* Maintain iconic status of the landmark hotel as an 21st Century architectural statement for Sydney and a marker for the new public space
* Reduced hotel height (213m to 170m) and gross floor area (44,000m2 to 33,000m2)
* Reduced pier length (150m to 85m) and reposition it to better frame the southern cove and public square
* Reduced number of commercial towers from four to three (209m, 180m, 180m in line with CBD heights)
* Maintain commercial offices that provide floor plates not currently available in Sydney, which will attract international financial services and professional services businesses
* Tallest tower at 209m is 7th tallest building in Sydney and in keeping with the city skyline
* Maintain fan shape of the towers to optimise solar penetration and view corridors and improve public realm
* Separation of vehicular route from the public waterfront promenade to improve foreshore amenity for pedestrians
* Introduction of lower rise buildings along the waterfront promenade that have retail/leisure at ground level and residential above to improve activation and safety
* Improved East/West and North/South connections within the heart of the development



Barangaroo South: Benefits for Sydney

* Multi-billion $ economic stimulus: estimated to inject over $1.5 billion every year into the economy when completed.
* Barangaroo South supports Sydney’s position on the global business stage strengthens Sydney’s reputation as an innovative financial services hub.
* More than 30,000 people will live and work in Barangaroo South.
* Barangaroo South supports Sydney’s growth needs. For Sydney to prosper, the city needs more office space. Barangaroo South can meet around 45% of the forecast demand for Sydney office space over the next 10 years. Barangaroo South’s sustainability objectives allow this growth to occur with the least demand on Sydney’s infrastructure
* Barangaroo South aims to be world leading in terms of sustainability: with zero carbon, water, waste.
* Barangaroo South aims to become a new international destination: attracting investment and visitors.
* Sydney’s new luxury hotel. The landmark international hotel will be the first luxury standard hotel to be built in Sydney in over a decade.
* Apprentice training is a crucial part of the Barangaroo South construction program. 20% of the construction workforce at Barangaroo South are planned to be apprentices providing a major training and skilling boost for the city.
* The initial stages of construction at Barangaroo South are anticipated to begin this year. The first buildings at Barangaroo South are expected to be completed by 2014 and the whole project by 2025. It will take some 20 million man hours to build and include some 42,000 hours of green skills training.
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And we have changes to the renders!!

Main points to note;
- Buildings appear to be taller and thinner (less bulky) 200m+ for some?
- Hotel's height has been INCREASED (at least 180m?)
- Hotel has been grounded/connected with the base with squarer bottom















All images from Barangaroo South website
http://barangaroosouth.com.au/The-Design/default.aspx

I think that these changes make the proposal look GREAT!! Hotel appears less 'chopped' and more of a landmark building again. The weird and complicated base has been tidied up and simplified. The buildings at Barangaroo South have been thinned down with increased heights.
Perfect!
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Barangaroo has attracted some international attention...

Lend Lease to Create Sydney ‘Midtown’ With New Financial Center
October 04, 2010, 9:42 AM EDT
By Nichola Saminather

http://www.businessweek.com/news/201...al-center.html

Oct. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Lend Lease Group aims to lure financial companies to a defunct shipyard on the fringe of Sydney’s business district, creating a rival banking center.

Australia’s largest developer is spending A$6 billion ($5.8 billion) on the Barangaroo site, the country’s biggest project, 1 kilometer (0.6 mile) northwest of the city center. It will boast offices with almost double the area per floor of Sydney’s existing towers, making them better suited to trading floors and modern open-plan work spaces.

Redevelopment of the last available land parcel in the city will transform the “Hungry Mile,” where harbor laborers in the 1930s went to find work, into an alternative financial center similar to London’s Canary Wharf or New York’s Midtown. To do so, it will have to draw firms away from the Martin Place to Circular Quay area which today houses companies including Goldman Sachs Group Inc., UBS AG and Macquarie Group Ltd.

“They’re creating a new world down there,” said James Patterson, Sydney-based senior managing director at CB Richard Ellis Group Inc., the world’s largest commercial property broker. “The city’s got buildings that are ageing, so the design with the big floors, the environmental standards, that’s the next stage of where Sydney’s going to go.”

Midtown Manhattan, home to Times Square and the Empire State Building, has attracted firms including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc. away from their traditional Wall Street home. London’s Canary Wharf, also built on former docklands, has won tenants such as Barclays Plc and HSBC Holdings Plc since the first tower was completed in the early 1990s.

Awaiting Approval

Still, Lend Lease’s redevelopment, which will take up about a third of the 22-hectare (54-acre) site, isn’t without detractors, with opponents raising concerns about design, contamination on the site, transport and the project’s environmental credentials.

Lend Lease, which expects to start construction on the publicly owned land by the end of the year, is awaiting state government approval on changes to the existing plan -- including a 60,000 square meter (645,840 square feet) increase in floor space -- that will allow its proposal to proceed, said David Hutton, group head of development at the Sydney-based company. No date has been set for a decision.

The plan for Barangaroo South -- by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, which designed Madrid’s Barajas Airport and the Pompidou Center in Paris -- shows a fan of about 14 buildings, including three commercial and three residential towers on six hectares overlooking Darling Harbour, flanked by a waterfront promenade. A 40-story hotel with oval-shaped floors will be built on a pier jutting into the water, designed to evoke the ships that sailed into Barangaroo in its former life.

Public Spaces

The rest of Barangaroo will be split between cultural and public uses in the middle, and a park in the north. Barangaroo is named after an Aboriginal woman who opposed conciliatory talks with British colonizers. She was the wife of Bennelong, after whom the site of the Opera House is named.

The project will add about 300,000 square meters of offices and about 1,500 homes, with half the total area remaining public space, Lend Lease’s plans and the Rogers Stirk website show. The commercial buildings will have floors as large as 2,000 square meters each, said Hutton.

“Sydney is Australia’s financial capital, but it doesn’t have many relevant buildings for the financial services sector,” said Kevin George, head of leasing at Jones Lang LaSalle Inc., one of the brokers responsible for finding tenants for Barangaroo. “A lot of bigger tenants in the financial services sector in Hong Kong, Singapore, London, New York are taking buildings with very big floor plates. Barangaroo is able to provide those types of buildings in Sydney.”

Tenants, Vacancies

Lend Lease has received “serious commercial interest” for more than half the site and will announce three tenant agreements by the year’s end, said spokesman Greg Flynn.

Sydney city office vacancies will fall to 2.8 percent in January 2014, when the first Barangaroo commercial tower is scheduled to be completed, from 8.5 percent in July, according to estimates from real-estate consultant Colliers International.

Barangaroo will meet 40 percent of expected office demand over the next 10 years, Lend Lease’s Hutton forecasts.
Rents will be similar to premium towers such as Aurora Place, the Sydney home of Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, and Chifley Tower, where UBS is located, said John Hickey, international director for office leasing at real estate company DTZ, also involved in finding tenants.

Companies pay net rents of as much as A$1,100 a square meter in Sydney’s most expensive commercial buildings, said George of Jones Lang LaSalle, the second-largest publicly traded commercial property broker.

‘Major Trend’

Companies including KPMG, Westpac Banking Corp. and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP already have their offices in the western part of the business district and Barangaroo will draw others, Hutton said.

“The western edge of the city has started to see a major trend,” Hutton said. “Barangaroo will be the major contributor to accommodating that growth.”

The residential, retail and commercial mix -- a first for a major development in Sydney -- will see some 30,000 people living and working in the area and contribute A$1.5 billion to the New South Wales state economy every year, the Barangaroo Delivery Authority, which is overseeing the project, estimates.

Barangaroo’s green credentials are a selling point for Lend Lease, which is targeting a carbon-neutral development. The buildings’ design and its own alternative energy generation will cut emissions by about 80 percent, Lend Lease said, with carbon offsets and outside facilities compensating for the rest.

A waste treatment plant, recycling and offsite rubbish processing will help meet Barangaroo’s zero waste target and export more water to surrounding areas than it uses, Lend Lease said in an e-mailed statement.

Opposition

“The key criteria on a tenant’s shopping list is the environment,” DTZ’s Hickey said. “Barangaroo ticks all the boxes in terms of the credentials that a lot of the big employers in town, that their staff, are demanding.”

Not everyone is convinced. Chris Harris, a Greens party member of the Sydney City Council, criticized the carbon offset purchase and outside waste treatment plans and said the project is unlikely to live up to its environmental claims.

“Barangaroo will be a lost opportunity to do something that sets new standards and seriously addresses the climate- change impact of a large urban development,” Harris said in a statement.

Community groups have raised concerns about the release into Sydney Harbour of buried contaminants when excavation begins at Barangaroo, which is in an area that was a gas plant in the 1800s, and are calling for shorter buildings and no hotel. They’ve also questioned the likelihood that a light-rail extension to service Barangaroo will be built.

Legal Action

Ian Campbell, chairman of the Barangaroo Action Group, an organization opposing the project, said the group will take legal action if Lend Lease’s requests to amend the existing area plan and to begin work are approved.

NSW state Premier Kristina Keneally last week took direct control of the project from the planning minister, saying some groups sought to “derail” it. Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore resigned from the Delivery Authority last month, citing concerns about its transparency and lack of public involvement.

Starting excavation would enable the removal of contaminants, funded by the company’s payments to the state, Hutton said. A court case wouldn’t hamper the start of construction, he said.

Alternative Design

Philip Thalis, founder of Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects, whose design won a global competition in 2006 and was subsequently replaced by Lend Lease’s plan, argued against the concentration of buildings.

“Lend Lease is proposing seven of the tallest buildings in Sydney in one enclave,” Thalis said. “What attracts people in great cities is the public space and where it is.”

The opposition is “mystifying,” given the need for such a project and the efforts to reduce its environmental footprint, said Aaron Gadiel, chief executive officer of the Urban Taskforce, a developers’ group based in Sydney.

“The project is unprecedented,” he said. “It’s a great opportunity to have a fully masterplanned site, almost with a blank canvas. Sydney’s CBD has evolved gradually over 220 years and it’s never had this luxury before.”
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The CONCEPT PLAN for Barangaroo was approved by the New South Wales Government in December 2010.

This is the first tower off the rank at Barangaroo - a 185m stunner designed by Lord Richard Rogers, Ivan Harbour and Ken Maher.

Tentatively titled C4, here are the plans that are before the Department of Planning awaiting approval.

RSH&P have responded to submissions on C4 and the building has been redesigned somewhat. I must say that what was a solid submission (but nothing particularly exciting) has been turned into something sexy, curvaceous and pretty stunning!! I love it!!

I still like the use of colour - blue/yellow/green and that the lifts/piping has been cleaned up somewhat on the northern face.

All pics from http://majorprojects.planning.nsw.go...n%20Report.pdf



Elevations (from left) from west, north and south



From north-west



Pretty good, huh?



My favourite view, the glass will be drool worthy
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And here are some more (including 4 shots of the podium which looks like hosting multi level flagship stores)

Some more renders;




View from West



View from North



View from South



Podium Shots



Some more podium shots
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Here's a picture and an article...

Another picture of C4 from Barangaroo South website;
http://www.barangaroosouth.com.au/C4...g/default.aspx



C4 commercial building

The designs for the first of the three office towers at Barangaroo South have been further refined. Its tapered and curved profile create a more elegant and streamlined appearance, improves the spaces and relationship between the towers and the views through and from within the buildings.

The building’s designers, Ivan Harbour and Lord Richard Rogers, of the internationally acclaimed architectural firm, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners of London, together with input from Australian architect Ken Maher, Chairman of Hassell, have taken the plans forward to create a truly world class building.

The refined design for building C4 forms part of Lend Lease’s Preferred Project Report (PPR), which sets out the refinements, explanations and undertakings that have been made in response to the questions and issues raised during the public exhibition period. A total of 19 submissions were received from members of the public, half of which were in support of the C4 Project Application. Seven submissions were also received from government agencies, including one from the City of Sydney.

Barangaroo South is designed to strengthen Sydney’s reputation as an innovative professional and financial services hub. It is destined to become Australia’s premier – and most sustainable – business address, as well as one of the most dynamic and attractive places to work.

The C4 Commercial building represents a new model for offices of the future designed to meet the needs of the world’s most progressive businesses including:

* large, clear and open floor plates that improve productivity and communication;
* healthier and more attractive environments that provide great places to be and to work;
* connected and accessible locations that offer immediate access to quality amenities;
* flexible workspace that is adapted to the latest working practices and business models;
* the most advanced environmental and sustainability outcomes.

The C4 Commercial building will achieve a 6-Star Green Star rating and take advantage of shared, precinct-wide infrastructure and services to deliver a carbon neutral, water positive and zero waste outcome. Its sustainability ambitions will be achieved by aspects such as the positioning of lift cores and ‘vertical village’ communal spaces on the external northern elevation of the building which improves energy consumption, provision for green planting spaces at various levels of the building, and photovoltaic panels which will sit above the open rooftop terrace.

C4 and Barangaroo South benefit from an innovative shared basement design. The technology and infrastructure included in these basements will improve environmental outcomes and allow C4 to be 100% carbon neutral, including new off-site renewable energy and use 75% less energy; recycle all of its water; and, direct 80% of its waste away from landfill when compared to a typical Sydney office building.

The PPR is available to view on the Department of Planning website at www.planning.nsw.gov.au.
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And this next picture is the latest render of how the entire precinct (22 hectares) will look.

Remember - 7 x skyscrapers including 3 commercial towers (1 x 209m, 1 x 185m, 1 x 180m), 3 residential towers (1 x 175m, 1 x 150m, 1 x 130m) and 1 landmark hotel built on top of a public pier in the harbour (1 x 170m to roof)

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Happened to stumble upon that daily telegraph article saying the tower has been cut down to size, but apparently they changed the picture. It looks incredible. Wonder where they got it?



http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/gol...-1226004003507


Actually I just noticed that the blurb for this forum doesn't fit with Barangaroo considering the towers will be above 100m!!
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Very beautiful city indeed.
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This building has been APPROVED at 43L/185M.

The application for the Headland Park has also been APPROVED.

Early works are underway on site. Major construction on the approved tower is expected to commence mid year. Both the tower and the Headland Park are expected to be completed by 2014.
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Hey guys, need your help on this one!!

Barangaroo development and hotel poll on the SMH website...

http://www.smh.com.au/polls/barangar...cff8.html#poll

Looks like all the negative press has so far swayed people's opinions from previous SMH polls
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That link didn't work for me. Try this one.
We need the support for this!!

http://www.smh.com.au/polls/barangar...cff8.html#poll
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Sorry about that, thanks for posting the correct link
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Premier kicks off major construction at Barangaroo - 9,000 jobs created

NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell today kicked-off major construction at the $6 billion Barangaroo precinct, which will create up to 9,000 jobs and give the Sydney CBD its biggest economic boost for years.

The milestone marks a day of delivery for the NSW Government, with construction also commencing on a vital road link in Western Sydney that will unlock hundreds of hectares of new employment lands.

Mr O'Farrell visited the southern end of Barangaroo where excavators, crawler cranes and piling rigs will work on the creation of a major new financial and professional services headquarters.

"Today marks an important milestone in the transformation of Barangaroo, which is crucial to creating jobs, attracting investment to NSW and giving Sydney one of the best new waterfront developments in the world," Mr O'Farrell said.

"This project is a shot in the arm for the State's construction sector - Barangaroo will create 9,000 jobs during construction.

"At the peak of construction we will see 3,000 workers directly involved in the construction of the buildings and public infrastructure on-site, and another 6,000 involved off-site.

"This $6 billion transformation is set to reinvigorate Sydney's position as a global city and financial services hub in the Asia Pacific region and is one of the most significant waterfront redevelopments in the world.

"When complete, 23,000 people will work in the precinct and up to 33,000 people will visit the site each day.

"As well as being a great place to live and visit, Barangaroo will form the newest hub of Sydney's financial services and it will rival the financial headquarters of Asia.

"The NSW Government has decided to get on with delivering Barangaroo - without any more tinkering of the design of the major features, which are already world class.

"Along with our expanded plans for a new Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct, the western fringe of the CBD is undergoing a dramatic makeover which is great news for the community and the State's economy," Mr O'Farrell said.

Earlier today Mr O'Farrell turned the first sod for the $55 million Erskine Park Link Road, fulfilling a key election commitment for Western Sydney.

Today is a day of delivery for the NSW Government with the commencement of major construction projects in the CBD and also Western Sydney.

"We are sending a clear message to the rest of Australia and the world that NSW is open for business once again.

"Both Barangaroo and the Erskine Park Link Road are important projects for the NSW Government and will be home to thousands of jobs in the future."

Mr O'Farrell was joined on site at Barangaroo by Lend Lease Group Chief Executive Officer, Steve McCann. Lend Lease is developing the southern commercial area of the site and is commencing construction on the basement for the three commercial towers which will become a benchmark home for international banks, financial and professional services companies.

The first commercial building is scheduled to open in 2015, along with the Headland Park and some residential and low rise buildings along the waterfront. Barangaroo is a long-term construction program and the precinct is expected to be completed by 2025.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...32289&page=292
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Richard Rogers' renders have changed again for the three commercial skyscrapers at Barangaroo South.

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From right to left, the three buildings are 'C5,' 'C4,' and 'C3.' The colour scheme somewhat resembles the 'gold,' 'silver' and 'bronze' medals at the Olympic Games.

The development applications for the three commercial towers have been submitted to the New South Wales Department of Planning. C5 (right) is 164.5m/39 levels. C4 (middle) is 178m/43 levels. C3 (left) is 217m/49 levels. The spire on C3 may be added at a later date and could rise as high as 256m, potentially making C3 the second tallest tower in Sydney.

The three towers will provide almost 300,000 sq m of commercial floor space between them with the lower levels of the towers offering a further 15,300 sq m of retail floor space.

All three applications are expected to be approved in 2012. Construction of the shared basement for all three towers has commenced with major construction work scheduled to start next year. C4 and C5 are expected to be completed by 2015 with C3's completion anticipated for 2016.

The source of the render is known but must remain anonymous due to confidentiality.
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These must be the most ugly skyscrapers i've seen in a long time. Time for a new proposal, Sydney can do better!
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