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Old December 19th, 2011, 09:24 AM   #61
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Richard Rogers' renders have changed again for the three commercial skyscrapers at Barangaroo South.

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Eww, a bronze and maroon ..skyscraper..really sydney? really? oh my god. And honestly, the c4 commercial building, what's with the ugly yellow poles that go up the building? looks like a tacky, redundant add-on to give the building a bit of a look. it resembles a mcdonalds playground actually.

Barangaroo is such a confusing development project. One minute it's going ahead, then it isn't, then the whole design is changed. Why can't Sydney move at a more consistent pace? It seems things in Australia stop and start and then stop, only to be redeveloped, and redeveloped again, constantly. Drives me up the wall!

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Old December 19th, 2011, 12:06 PM   #62
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Yeah, the designs aren't that great. Die hard Rogers fans will love them, but there's nothing particularly inspired or interesting about them.

I'd say the most interesting aspect about Barangaroo is the new park, reclaiming some of the original harbour shoreline from the current port facilities. The rest of the project just seems rather... safe.
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Old December 21st, 2011, 06:33 AM   #63
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Yeah. A much more interesting, nicer idea would be to leave those skyscrapers the colour of normal buildings by day and have them illuminated into the respective colours by night. It would be so much more appealing. I imagine they are using bronze/ yellow paint to give them the colour by day and that's going to look awful.

How different is the current idea compared to the original for Barangaroo?
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Old December 21st, 2011, 01:50 PM   #64
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Originally it was going to look something like this;


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And here were the proposed towers/heights at the very beginning of the Lend Lease concept


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just early observation on the towers and heights ect.
so far ive estimated
from north to south-
tower 1-35st/140m/res
tower 2-28st/110m/res
tower 3-40st/160m/res
tower 4-50st/213m/office
tower 5-30st/140m/office
tower 6-15st/45m/res
tower 7-50st/230m/hotel (spire est-260+m)
tower 8-15st/45m/res
tower 9-50st/213m/office
tower 10-30st/140m/office
Now there are 7 towers above 100m (down from 8 in the original concept);

1 x 217m commercial tower (potential for a spire to take the height to ~256m)
1 x 178m commercial tower
1 x 175m residential tower
1 x 170m hotel tower (spires ~188m)
1 x 164.5m commercial tower
1 x 160m residential tower
1 x 138m residential tower

There is ongoing debate as to whether the hotel should be located on a pier extending out into the harbour. The (new) State Government doesn't think it should be built over the harbour and is now in negotiations with Lend Lease to bring it back to shore. However Lend Lease has the legal right (i.e. planning approval) to build a hotel over the harbour and as such would require compensation and enticements to bring the hotel back to land. There has been speculation that this could result in another ~200m tower but nothing has been confirmed. We should know something by the end of the first quarter of the New Year.

I agree that the latest version of the office towers are hardly inspiring - they aren't bad but they aren't great either. Then again looking at the original render, the office towers never looked inspiring, they only acted as a backdrop to the hotel. If the hotel on the pier gets ditched, then the scheme will suffer regardless of a potentially taller tower back on land.
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Old December 21st, 2011, 03:17 PM   #65
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I imagine they are using bronze/ yellow paint to give them the colour by day and that's going to look awful.

I highly doubt that, rogers doesn't 'paint' bits of his buildings, it will most likely be an annodised finish on some of the window treatments or the mullions between them.
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 05:02 AM   #66
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Yeah I know, I still really really don't like the colours though
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 06:50 AM   #67
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Yeah,i'll do better with a new modernlized scraper.i'm new here.
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Old February 19th, 2012, 06:29 AM   #68
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Found this great pic on twitter of the construction site;
https://twitter.com/#!/themabbo/stat...405504/photo/1

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Old February 20th, 2012, 01:50 AM   #69
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I imagine they are using bronze/ yellow paint to give them the colour by day and that's going to look awful.

The color is added by external glass blades. I'm sure it will produce an interesting color fading effect.

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Old February 25th, 2012, 08:31 AM   #70
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I love the colours on that design. Doesn't stand out too much but but not too dull.
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Old February 27th, 2012, 09:22 AM   #71
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A $1 billion James Packer backed casino/hotel complex has been unofficially proposed for Barangaroo Central.

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i think its height,design /location is fabulous
lets hope it gets up. packer has a lot of pull $$$
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So the proposal for a $1 billion 2.8 hectare casino has had mixed reactions.

Those in favour
- The Federal Tourism Minister Martin Ferguson
- The State Premier Barry O'Farrell
- The State Treasure Mike Baird

Those against
- The Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore
- The majority of online newspaper readers
- The majority of social media respondents

Those that have reservations
- Former Prime Minister and precinct 'visionary' Paul Keating
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Here's a few more renders of the casino

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Via the Sydney Morning Herald

Apologies for the small size, can't seem to make them any bigger
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Loving that first render
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Some pictures of the construction work:

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Barangaroo South by peter hindmarsh, on Flickr
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work in progress by peter hindmarsh, on Flickr
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Behind the fence by peter hindmarsh, on Flickr
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Old April 15th, 2012, 01:53 AM   #76
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Asbestos was found on the site this week which led to a supsension of work. It is believed that asbestos was also found on the site another thirteen times.

Media Release from Lend Lease: http://www.barangaroosouth.com.au/10...-/default.aspx

Letter to local residents: http://www.barangaroo.com/media/6739...s%20letter.pdf
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Latest video of what the commercial towers will look like post completion (i.e. 2016)

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/westpac-an...622-20tgj.html
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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




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is the waterfront hotel still going ahead? That will make or break the aesthetics of the project imo
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Old June 23rd, 2012, 03:24 PM   #79
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Discussions are ongoing but it won't be on the pier.

The new height/envelope/location could be influenced by what comes of Crown's proposal (which is a separate project).
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nice project, I'd like to see sydney's cbd enlarging, seems too small for a big city like this
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