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---mmmXXX The QV Construction thread XXXmmm---

Here's a bunch of pics from 12th October 2002

Love the way its making a big impact on Lonsdale St particularly.. still 14 floors to go on the front side!



Considering its low overall height ~130m the bulk and mass of the tower go a long way to making up for it..



And 10 stories to go on the core on the backside!



I get the feeling the 140m QV resi tower is just waiting to sprout any minute!! The core is creeping up... I think the lower section is very complex which is why its taking time..



I really like this next pic coz right now it looks like it could be any scruffy downtown in the US - complete with our most boring box buildings in the background :D.



I swear you could post that pic at skyscraperpage.com forum and convince them that is was Baltimore or wherever..

The west side of the complex is about up to ground level as well..




Gosh I tell ya.. doing a complete lap walking right around the block is just really exhilirating!! Just so much construction and so much happening in the one spot.. its like a giant living growing entity much more so than even Eureka..

Anyone in Melbourne simply *must* take a walk around on a working day..
 

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excellent pics

I only noticed yesterday when looking from the top level of this building (circled) just stole one of your pics sorry Adrian :



that BHP was steadily growing, it seemed for a while it was well "stunted"

it is certainly one very impressive site, to do as you say, to walk around on a working day.... at a guess there'd be what, 300 or 400 people making those cores and floor plates rise everyday ?

BHP though, still got a fair way to go - it's just a little taller than Celcius House (from memory)

cheers

EDIT it'll be also super impressive to stand at the Corner of Swanston and Lonsdale or on the Skysbridge over Lonsdale street and look East and see nothing but a wall of high-rises & scrapers, especially when Urban Workshop starts bulking out between Telstra and Casselden ;)

00p 00p! :D

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whoa grollo! don't do that again (no really, AGAIN ;))

it'll also be a lot better when just to the left of that pic there, the 150m res. will pop up, again it'll close up that gap I hate so much...

when was that taken? today?
 

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Now just imagine Eureka & Freshwater Place at the stage that BHP is in that pic ;)

Someone will have to go back there in two or three months to take one of Eureka rising :D

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that shot from the shrine will look even better once some more southbank goes up. everything left of melbourne central will look really dence.
 
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Originally posted by Dorgey
that is awsome. is it two towers or one. the two lift cores im reffering to
oh, well there's actually 4 cores on the whole site (there's 4 towers u/c there), one will be 150m, the other (BHP - as shown above) will be about 127m.

certainly will make Melbourne a lot "bigger", I can just imagine how it'll look with Southern Cross, E&Y, Eureka, FWP in a few years time (maybe with the exception of SX)
 
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actually it's just about 132m (QV Residential), and BHP is 127m.

thought the height was wrong... still pretty good considering when you look at the skyline there and the tallest is St Pauls!

I wonder if the Ansett Site will be visible from there?
 

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Originally posted by SteveMelb
actually it's just about 132m (QV Residential), and BHP is 127m.

thought the height was wrong... still pretty good considering when you look at the skyline there and the tallest is St Pauls!

I wonder if the Ansett Site will be visible from there?
Verve 501 probably will be.



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do you guys reckon the BHP building will look transparent (other than the lift shaft)? since its glass is very clear, and from the south, the building isnt that thick
 

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from the renderings I saw in the DOI's documents of it, probably not, the East and West facades are similar to that of Telstra HQ (maybe a few shades lighter) and the South Facade is a fair chunk lighter but as you said, blocked by the core, it'll definately be one of those buildings which changes colour with the Weather (Rialto, Casselden etc)

One's which will appear transperant will be Urban Workshop & Southern Cross Hotel redevelopment

cheers

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