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Melbourne is out of control at the moment!

Yet another A'Beckett Street proposal two doors down from the proposed 48 storey tower at 56 A'Beckett which is next door to the approved 51 storey tower at 410 Elizabeth Street.

If they are all built that would make 3 140m -160m high towers in a row!
 

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One only needs to look in the sunday papers to realise why all these are being applied for at hte moment.

about a month ago there were pages and pages of proposals in the paper. now they have all sold out (or at least sold enough to get started and therefore can lower there advertising budget) so there is a bit of a lull in available projects for people to buy into. all these applications are looking to be the next in the pipeline.

hopefully Stork and 70 Southbank get off the ground before some of the others though.
 

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One only needs to look in the sunday papers to realise why all these are being applied for at hte moment.

about a month ago there were pages and pages of proposals in the paper. now they have all sold out (or at least sold enough to get started and therefore can lower there advertising budget) so there is a bit of a lull in available projects for people to buy into. all these applications are looking to be the next in the pipeline.

hopefully Stork and 70 Southbank get off the ground before some of the others though.

You're forgetting that the vast majority of projects recently advertised will not get bank finance for construction and therefore will never be built, for example, Barton Tower.

I read somewhere recently that's it's expected that only 30% of projects will actually ever get built.

That's why developers are putting sales on hold & delaying going out to tender atm.
 

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vast majority of projects
that's a pretty big call - whereas a decade ago 50% sold would be sufficient to get finance, it's now 70-80% and given that many are reaching those targets, "the vast majority" will most likely not have a problem getting construction finance.
 

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You're forgetting that the vast majority of projects recently advertised will not get bank finance for construction and therefore will never be built, for example, Barton Tower.

I read somewhere recently that's it's expected that only 30% of projects will actually ever get built.

That's why developers are putting sales on hold & delaying going out to tender atm.
Which developers are putting sales "on hold"? Nothing of any real insignificance from what I know.
 

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the only on hold i know about is Tiara... and even that says "On Hold until feb 2011" so not a "vast majority" from what i can tell
 

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Melbourne is out of control at the moment!

Yet another A'Beckett Street proposal two doors down from the proposed 48 storey tower at 56 A'Beckett which is next door to the approved 51 storey tower at 410 Elizabeth Street.

If they are all built that would make 3 140m -160m high towers in a row!
Good - keep that height coming!

Are there any proposals for further west along A Beckett eg Elizabeth-Queen block?
 

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^^ Just around the corner in Elizabeth Street (west side), between A'Beckett and Franklin Streets, you now have a flourishing restaurant strip.
It wasn't there two years ago and overnight, Asian restaurants galore, all packed most days and nights with alfresco dining as well!
This will only grow further north, south and hopefully repeat on the east side as well when these towers are built!
Just bring it on!! :banana:
 

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^^ Just around the corner in Elizabeth Street (west side), between A'Beckett and Franklin Streets, you now have a flourishing restaurant strip.
It wasn't there two years ago and overnight, Asian restaurants galore, all packed most days and nights with alfresco dining as well!
This will only grow further north, south and hopefully repeat on the east side as well when these towers are built!
Just bring it on!! :banana:
You know what's the best thing about that strip???? NO FRIGGING AWNINGS! You want a textbook case study in why the War on Awnings (WoA) is a battle worth fighting, and there you have it. The rest of Elizabeth could shine just like that strip.
 

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You know what's the best thing about that strip???? NO FRIGGING AWNINGS! You want a textbook case study in why the War on Awnings (WoA) is a battle worth fighting, and there you have it. The rest of Elizabeth could shine just like that strip.
Im in..
I have to agree, the vibe on elizabeth st nrth of la trobe shits over the awning section south of la trobe. Apart from the argus and a hand full of other buildings the main bulk of impressive buildings in elizabeth st are found in the south end, so it goes without saying what an improvement it would be if this problem of ugly awnings was fixed.
 

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^^+1, perfect example of why they should go.

Bloody awful things that are outdated, unnecessary in todays world, take away most of the beauty of the buildings and to top it all most are in a terrible state of repair.

Shame it will never change.
 

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^^+1, perfect example of why they should go.

Bloody awful things that are outdated, unnecessary in todays world, take away most of the beauty of the buildings and to top it all most are in a terrible state of repair.

Shame it will never change.
Seems like the next round of awning-bashing has begun...count me in
 

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to continue off topic awning bashing anyoen seen the new 'heritage' awning placed in front of Salvation Army at the top end of Bourke Street?
 
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