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Old June 24th, 2012, 05:04 PM   #81
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nice project, I'd like to see sydney's cbd enlarging, seems too small for a big city like this
Sydney is not that big and the CBD is pretty decently sized. Australian cities have very impressive CBDs/skylines for their metro sizes. Maybe the most impressive in the world.
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Old June 24th, 2012, 05:16 PM   #82
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Very true, very well organised.
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Old June 26th, 2012, 12:24 PM   #83
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and just bringing forward the video on the last page
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Latest video of what the commercial towers will look like post completion (i.e. 2016)

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Old July 8th, 2012, 10:33 AM   #84
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Big news day for Barangaroo today

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Funding secured for C4 and C5

Lend Lease Gets $2 Billion Funding For Barangaroo Towers
By David Fickling - Jul 8, 2012 10:32 AM ET

Lend Lease Group (LLC), Australia’s biggest property developer, got A$2 billion ($2 billion) in commitments from retirement funds and its own property fund to develop the first two towers at its Barangaroo South site.
The funds will allow the development of towers which June 22 signed tenancy agreements with Westpac Banking Corp. (WBC) and KPMG LLP to lease 71 percent of space in the precinct, a former port terminal adjacent to Sydney’s main business district.
Lend Lease plans to create a new financial hub for the city after it began work on the A$6 billion redevelopment project late last year. The 22-hectare site will contain 300,000 square meters (3.2 million square feet) of commercial floor space, according to its website.
“Barangaroo South demonstrates Lend Lease’s ability to provide access to high-quality scarce development opportunities,” Chief Executive Officer Steve McCann said in an e-mailed statement.
A$1 billion of the funding will be provided by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, which invests for the country’s state retirement plans, with A$500 million coming from Lend Lease’s Australian Prime Property Fund Commercial.
The remainder would be provided by Telstra Super, a retirement fund for Australia’s largest phone company, and First State Super, an independent retirement fund.
Sydney’s central business district saw its vacancy rate increase to 9.6 percent in January from 9.3 percent in July 2011 as more than 80,000 square meters of new space was added to the market amid slower take-up, property broker Colliers International said in a report on the industry’s performance in the first half.
A further cut in Australia’s interest rates “would help everybody,” McCann said today in an interview with Australian Broadcasting Corp. television.

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Biggest indication yet of what could be to come...Lend Lease + Crown collaborate on a single luxury hotel and casino at Barangaroo.

Packer in strong position on Barangaroo
Updated: 15:27, Sunday July 8, 2012

Developer Lend Lease says billionaire James Packer would be in a strong position to build a casino at Barangaroo if the NSW government granted a second licence.

The comment by Lend Lease chief executive Steve McCann came as his company secured $2 billion of funding to build the first two commercial towers at the controversial site in Sydney's CBD.

Mr Packer and his Crown Ltd last week sought approval to up its stake in rival Echo Entertainment, which holds the city's sole casino licence.

Mr McCann said Lend Lease was in discussions with several hotel operators and it was talking to the state government about relocating a proposed luxury hotel.

'If you look at Crown's facilities elsewhere in Australia and overseas they're very high quality,' Mr McCann told ABC's Inside Business program on Sunday.

'We're looking for a very high quality hotel and if the opportunity to get a gaming licence puts them in a strong commercial position, which is what you'd expect, then I've no doubt they'd be a competitive proposition.'

Lend Lease had the right to build a hotel on the site but Crown wouldn't automatically win the hotel operation contract if it managed to obtain a casino licence.

'Clearly, if Crown's the best proposition we'll consider that, but we're talking to a number of players,' Mr McCann said.

Crown recently ramped up its move on fellow casinos operator Echo Entertainment, which runs The Star Casino, by seeking regulatory approval to lift its stake from 10 per cent to 25 per cent.

Last month Lend Lease signed agreements with Westpac and financial services firm KPMG to occupy the majority of the first two commercial buildings at Barangaroo from around mid-2015 to early 2016.

Mr McCann said his company had been working on the funding for some time with partners Canada Pension Plan, Australian Prime Property Commercial Fund, Telstra Super and First State Super.

'I'm not sure that of itself it indicates that the market's loosening up but it certainly indicates the quality of the product that we have brought to them,' he said.

http://www.skynews.com.au/topstories...aspx?id=769304
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Old July 11th, 2012, 04:26 AM   #85
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INTRODUCING...INTERNATIONAL TOWERS
The three commercial towers at Barangaroo South





Check out the updated Barangaroo South website;
http://www.internationaltowerssydney.com/default.aspx
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What is that ghostly structure on the right?
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Old July 11th, 2012, 03:51 PM   #87
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It's the new 170m tall hotel which was originally proposed to be built on an 85m long pier extending into Sydney Harbour. The new Government wants the hotel to be moved back to land (on the grass to the left of the red tower in the first pic), so negotiations are in progress.
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Old July 13th, 2012, 09:44 AM   #88
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From the Sydney Morning Herald yesterday;

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Crown has signed an agreement with Lend Lease to work towards delivery the 'world's best hotel at Barangaroo'

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Revealed: James Packer's new plan for $1b hotel-casino at Barangaroo
Nick Tabakoff The Daily Telegraph August 03, 2012 12:00AM

JAMES Packer has cleared a major hurdle in his bid to build a new $1 billion Sydney hotel-VIP casino, striking a deal with the company that holds the rights to build a hotel at Barangaroo, Lend Lease.

The compromise deal helped Mr Packer and Lend Lease to yesterday finally reach an agreement that is likely to bring the Crown casino brand to Sydney.

New plans - exclusively obtained by The Daily Telegraph - show Mr Packer's Crown now wants to build a 350-room hotel-casino at Barangaroo South, 100m south of a previous proposal he made for Barangaroo Central.

Mr Packer agreed to relocate his proposed site for the development after opposition to his initial plan from former prime minister Paul Keating - a key advocate for Barangaroo - and Lend Lease.

The final architecture and make-up of the development is still to be negotiated but under the plans - which show the proposed hotel in its new location - Crown wants to include a number of high-roller gaming "salons" and a larger VIP gaming room, in a proposed "six-star" hotel at Barangaroo South.

The plans show it will also feature multiple "signature" Asian-focused restaurants, resort facilities (including a luxury pool deck) and a connection to a potential conference centre that could serve as an events location for the complex.

The hotel-casino will also likely feature luxury apartments.

Mr Packer told The Daily Telegraph he was "absolutely" interested in an apartment component for the new development but added: "It needs to be discussed and agreed with Lend Lease, the government and the Barangaroo Development Authority."

Asked about the agreement to move the proposed development, Mr Packer said the deal with Lend Lease had been struck to satisfy Barangaroo's "stakeholders".

"Barry O'Farrell, Paul Keating and John Robertson said it was important to deal with Lend Lease, so we're doing what we've been told," he said.

Crown and Lend Lease will now work together to develop plans for the resort.

In February, Mr Keating called for the facility's relocation.

Yesterday, he said he was "pleased" that Crown had "nominated the northwest corner of Barangaroo South as its preferred site, rather than the public lands of Barangaroo Central".


He said there was "little doubt" that Crown and Lend Lease "could build a hotel of world rank".

"VIP-only gaming should bring revenue to the hotel that hotel-only operators are unable to bring," Mr Keating said. "These revenues can underwrite a premium on the quality and design of the building - the very thing the precinct requires to give it world-class status."

Mr Packer reiterated the VIP gaming element of the proposal was non-negotiable.

"I want to build the best hotel in the world. That's going to cost a billion dollars. A hotel in Sydney will make $20 million (a year). That doesn't pay for a billion dollars - you need something to fund it."

Mr Packer is believed to be continuing negotiations with Echo Entertainment - which operates The Star and holds the monopoly casino licence in Sydney - for a VIP casino joint venture with Crown at Barangaroo, and possibly beyond. He would not comment on discussions between the once-frosty casino rivals but said of the new hotel-casino: "It would be my preference to do this in partnership with Echo."

Crown has a 10 per cent stake in Echo but is seeking to at least double this stake in the near future.

Mr Keating said the Crown/Lend Lease deal gave the state government "a clear opportunity to masterplan Barangaroo Central - the public lands which are such an important component of the civic dividend flowing from the Barangaroo project."

Acting Premier Andrew Stoner said the announcement was a "vote of confidence" in the NSW economy. "The creation of a hotel of this stature would deliver new jobs in construction, off-site manufacturing and the tourism industry, along with hundreds of millions of dollars for the state economy each year," he said.

The proposal was also welcomed by peak tourism groups worried by the lack of luxury hotel stock and depressed tourism spending in Sydney.

Tourism and Transport Forum chief executive John Lee said: "Barangaroo will become a prime destination for visitors to Sydney, and the inclusion of a six-star hotel resort will add another dimension to its tourism offering."

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I was really looking forward to the Barangaroo project in the beginning, but the fact that they are now building a bunch of almost identical towers is ruining it.
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Wow, some great looking towers!
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I was really looking forward to the Barangaroo project in the beginning, but the fact that they are now building a bunch of almost identical towers is ruining it.
This isn't the final design for the hotel. Crown's agreement with Lend Lease gives the two companies two years to fine tune a design for the new tower. At the moment it is just a concept design. Height, GFA, breakdown of specific uses have not yet been confirmed - though we expect it to be a minimum of 170m to roof
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Old January 16th, 2013, 09:43 PM   #93
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First crane recently went up for the first of the towers (C4).

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Old January 20th, 2013, 04:21 AM   #94
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Reports from Nine News (Nine Network Australia) on the proposed Casino/Resort to be built by Crown. It is slated to be Six Star. and would cost AUD$1 billion ($US1.05 billion)to build.

24/10/2012



25/10/2012



James Packer (owner of Crown) spoke on the Australian edition of 60 minutes (Nine Network Australia) about his plans on October 28, 2012.

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The hotel looks just like the Crown Hotel in Melbourne.
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The render of the Packer vision will not be the final design. They have to design the tower from scratch. Keep in mind that was located at Barangaroo Central and will be built at Barangaroo South alongside the office and apartment towers.
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Recent works on the headland park.

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along the 18m high wall


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There could be delays with the construction of C3 as tenants call for better rental terms.

The Australian Financial Review, February 7 2013

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Retainers for the headland park and cultural centre.

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Ozforumer Sky_Is_The_Limit has prepared a list of the architects involved in designing the Crown Resort. It will be at least 235 metres tall to roof with 65 levels.

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INTRODUCING THE ''SHORTLISTED'' CROWN BARANGAROO ARCHITECTS

1. Renzo Piano.

Famous for (a million things...):

THE SHARD, LONDON
Height: 304m (to architectural feature)
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Also did;

AURORA PLACE, SYDNEY
Height: 218M (to spire)
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2. Kohn Pedersen Fox

Famous for (again, take your pick):

INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE CENTRE, HONG KONG
Height: 484m (to architectural feature)
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SHANGHAI WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER (sic), SHANGHAI
Height: 492m (to architectural feature)
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3. Wilkinson Eyre Architects

Famous for:

GARDENS BY THE BAY, SINGAPORE
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4. Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture

Famous for:

BURJ KHALIFA, DUBAI
Height: 830m (to spire)
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Accompanying media article from The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) published on February 15 2013.

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