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Old October 19th, 2008, 05:38 PM   #1
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hkskyline's 2008 GOLD COAST #2 - Q1 Observation Deck

Q1 stands 80 floors high above Gold Coast, with an observation deck locatd at levels 77 and 78. This building was the reason why I wanted to visit Gold Coast. I wasn't interested in theme parks. I didn't have enough time for them anyway.

North - I remember when I saw photos of Gold Coast for the first time on SSC, I was quite amazed at how many skyscrapers there are around here.

West - more sprawly, but with so many homes by the water, it's probably very expensive sprawl.

South - again, a stunning view like the north side.


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Old October 19th, 2008, 07:32 PM   #2
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Old October 19th, 2008, 08:54 PM   #3
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i love the scrapers and the Q1 tower, but how many of them have good street-level interaction? is gold coast city more of a walking or a driving city?
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Old October 20th, 2008, 04:19 AM   #4
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Atm Gold Coast is really a driving city, although they are looking at constructing a tram system, the buses here are pretty good though.
Most of these buildings are residential, and therefore the street levels are not great. Most of the activity is around Broadbeach or Surfer's Paradise, and the streets are not so high rise. However there are really good streets with great bars, restaurants, shops etc. So there is definitely a vibe and several "hubs" to hang out. It is a fun place and very much a holiday destination.
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Holy smokes that is awesome view!!!
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