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love the look of the building... Sydney, might not be heading up but definitely moving more and more in the right direction in terms of pushing for well designed buildings..
Sadly NIMBY's will still say "no".

The designs are really doing a good job at proving critics wrong.
 

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Look above you at the renders posted by upwards. Most likely the bars and restaurants will be along the harbour in this building, continuing the success of Kings Street Wharf to the south.
Exactly - its about continuity and integrating both King Street Wharf and Barangaroo and Vice Versa.

Even at the rear of R8 & R9, there will be retail space.
 

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^yeah, the 2 resi towers need to be simple but elegant.to finish off the barangaroo project.they dont need to be architectural wonders. the views from them is enough to sell most units.
Also there is no way they will go for iconic designs with the apartment towers in order to ensure that the focus of the buildings is on Crown itself. :)
 

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I'd like to see a bit of variation in the residential towers. While the AS + GG renders look great, I don't know if I want them to have the same materials as Crown. It would diminish the individual qualities of Crown itself and make it look like two architects were commissioned for all of the Barangaroo South talls (1 x Crown + resi and RSH&P for International Towers).

Perhaps we can build on what looks to be the success of the vertical gardens at One Central Park? At the very least, assuming AS + GG or Wilkinson Eyre win Crown, it'd be good to see some residential towers with hard edges that are distinctive from International Towers and Crown. Perhaps we could keep KPF on for the resi? :lol:

If I was in a facetious mood, I'd suggest commissioning a Sydney architect (of Barangaroo criticism notoriety) for kitchen fitouts.
But I think that could be done delibrately to ensure that the casino tower is the tower that stands out. They don't want the towers to have to compete with each other. Same approach as what they have done in designing the office towers.
 

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The Harbourside Shopping Centre has come up as a possible venue for Echo's high rollers room.

But Echo have come to the party too late in my view.

I will surely spew if Crown are denied their licence. Echo are too greedy and are obviously scared of competition.
 
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