Meh, nothing to write home about.
Hahah that's pretty low, we don't harp on about overtly positive sentiments expressed by some posters. Its true I am more glass half empty than half full but i will give credit where credit is due. Unfortunately we hardly see any attempts in this country that aim to extend the status quo.yeah same old nannies posting boring posts.
lets post postive guys like hyperkube. ffs
I agree it's a bit disappointing seeing the conservative and pedestrian approach we have taken ... the concepts had some life in them and I'd still rather see what I came up with put here. I just don't see the once in 100 year site developed to the standards of a world city.Why can't it look something like this
I was of the same opinion until I saw the real design and a high quality render, one that was never promoted and released I think until after the design was axed. The design was phenomenal I think it was a chance missed for Sydney. The real big red was far more sophisticated than what we will get IMO. I know many of you don't agree but the original renderings and design matched much more effectively with the three commercial towers and had a much better balance than placing the tallest building to the north.soooo happy we didnt end up with that big red monstrosity... just ugghhh
Not tall enough to work ... more like a 600m tower.It just means we need a 300 metre scraper in the centre of the city to bring all the 200m towers together on either side together.
I'm not sold on it working at all, unless it works as it's own cluster which it doesn't really have the height to do. I would have preferred taller towers in the infill between barangaroo and the central spine of the city. The city should taper down to the harbour IMO CoS have cocked it up a little IMO. Too many restrictions and limitations with sun access.yeah the western precicnt should stay stepped. the reason why barangaroo works is that it copies the eastern CBds height and bulk pefectly.
Couldn't agree more it looks ridiculous stepping down as it does. I definitely think the heights should be mixed up a bit, although I'd have preferred one of the north commercial tower to have been taller than some of the residential to really make it look more natural.I still cant understand why the tallest one is next to crown. Is it only to maximise profits from the best view point? the whole development looks stupid with them all in height order. Should swap the resis around. Let crown stand out a bit more and give the whole thing a more natural look.
This is exactly my problem, whey the hell are all the towers stepping down from crown in order like a stupid set of stairs leading to nowhere. If anything the towers should have all been stepping into the CBD not out of it. Add some variety and switch it around a little creating some interest in the heights instead of this crazy stairway to heaven crap they have created. I don't like the way Barangaroo also echo this same idea it's all backwards. The tallest towers should be facing back into the city with the exception of crown maybe.Seriously, swap the two tall ones so that Crown stands out more.
It doesn't balance anything it distorts the CBD and creates a crazy concave shape when viewed from the north. The new cluster is a very odd stepped arrangement that focuses all the height right at the extremities, stepping it up and out of the city context, in doing so completely unbalancing the city profile. To make it work it needed to simply function as its own distinct cluster but this stepping and a desire to place all of the height right at the edges has made it look odd. It should have been stepping it back to the south not the reverse. To balance it out we need a massive supertall somewhere around Wynyard to pull the focus back to the centre of the city and dilute the mess they have made at the edges. A city looks better with peaks and troughs or a pyramidal shape, certainly not concave with the focus on the edges and nothing in the middle.no disagree, far from it. barangaroo heights were allowed eventually because it balances the eastern clump
275m crown 250m ra4, 217m IT1, 207m ra5, ect -western cluster,
centre- 265m CQT & 200m 55pitt, 200m 1 alfred ect-(soon to be pinnacle 300m+ 56 pitt)
then eastern edge- up higher sea level,RLS chifley 270m spire, Quay quarter, 219m, GPT-244m, DBank-270m spires. soon 4bligh 225m. ect
so all balanced
then we have central CBD cluster MLC-250mRL, syd tower 330m, ect, then
southern sector- Citigroup 265m, T&G 190m, Greenland 260m, 505G 287m, 338pitt 277m, 175 liverpool 253m. WT-246m ect
so as you can see the skyline is balanced all way through,