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BIG NEWS GUYS,lucky bastards/
story in todays fin rev about how the 400th richest guy in the world (Harry Trigubof) is to build a 70storey resi tower in Brisbane.
He has already bought the site!
everyones probably going , oh no, its going to look crap, but i have complete confidence in his developments. especially post 2000 when he brought architect Bob Nation on board who was involved with -Eureka and of course Sydney's greatest -World Tower.
Its all good. I think it should reach 200m-230m high. The article mentions its location and how he wants to beat Aurora in height.
He said he has tested the market in Sydney and Gold Coast and feels Brisbane is next!
I wish he wanted to build another in Sydney.

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G.C. Bulletin
16May07

HARRY Triguboff, Australia's most prolific developer of high-rise apartments, is preparing to move into the Brisbane market with a bang by building a 70-level tower.

Mr Triguboff's Meriton group has amalgamated a site in the Brisbane central business district on which it plans a slimline apartment building.

The tower will have ground floor shops, a commercial podium, serviced apartments in the first 30 levels, and a mixture of one, two and three-bedroom apartments on the rest of the levels.

The project, which is subject to development approvals, will surpass the 67 floors in the Aurora tower, completed last year by Amalgamated Properties.

In height terms, its 250m elevation will match that of a 70-level tower planned by the APH consortium at 480 Queen Street.

The move into Brisbane represents the opening of a third development front by Mr Triguboff, who has been building in Sydney for more than 45 years.

He travelled to Brisbane in 1981 to explore property opportunities, decided the city was 'a backwater', and then went down the road to start developing projects on the Gold Coast.

He has built a dozen high rises in Australia's tourism capital and is part way through a $1 billion redevelopment of the former Sundale shopping centre site in the heart of Southport.

Mr Triguboff said yesterday that Brisbane had evolved into a vibrant city since his visit there 26 years ago.

"The market seems very buoyant and the city council appears to welcome development," he said.

Mr Triguboff said the Brisbane buy does not necessarily signal a major move into that market.

"We are in some ways testing the water with this project," he said.

"Brisbane has a lot of catching up to do in the residential high-rise field compared with Surfers Paradise."

Mr Triguboff said an influencing factor in his Brisbane move has been signs of an improvement in the Sydney market.

"When Sydney prices go up people sell and move to southeast Queensland.

"I want to be part of the welcoming party for them in Brisbane," said Mr Triguboff.

Meriton's Brisbane site is on the corner of Adelaide and Boundary streets and consists of five titles spanning 1500 square metres.

The price being paid for the holding, which is home to commercial-retail buildings, has not been disclosed.

The site settlement is due to take place in November.

Mr Triguboff, 74, was born in China and arrived in Australia when he was 14.

He has built thousands of high-rise apartments since embarking on a development career in Sydney in the early 1960s.

America's Forbes magazine in March rated him the 407th richest person in the world with a fortune of $US2.3 billion ($2.77 billion).
 

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So Brisbane could possibly have a 200m+ tower at the very edge of its skyline. Would be better if this was located more centrally but I guess it will hide the ugly side of the Admiralty district. If it does go ahead it will no doubt encourage higher buildings in the Valley area which is not necessarily a good thing in my opinion.
 

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Brisbane must obviously be still booming in a big way. I personally would of thought that if he wanted to test the Brisbane market he would of tried his hand about 2 years ago up here. I was under the impression that Brisbane was leveling off a bit but I could be wrong.

The good thing is is that the more high profile buildings that are built will mean they will attract other high profile buildings more than likely. Might be a start of another little boom again in Brissy !!??
 

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The fact that all these projects are getting pushed along goes to show that the big boys have a lot of confidence in the Brisbane market. Maybe the real boom is yet to begin?

Shame it wasn't a bit higher. Looking forward to the renders.
 

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looks like harryT is only intrested in 250m height limit, so the site Rl depends on its heigth above grd. im trying to find this out,which will give height above grd. probably looking at 230m.
the article mentions this maybe his only Brisbane project. he likes to dable in dif markets to see how fish are biting.
 

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Congrats yet again Brisbane! The next 5 years and more are going to be something to behold up there, with a world class skyline in the making.
 

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the site is in booming petrie Bight precint
the site is old Intercrap site (next to Domaine which is now Macrossan tower

 

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Damn, that's great for Brisbane, the city is going to have an incredible skyline over the next few years.

How many buildings over 50 stories will that make for Brisbane?
 

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not sure above 50storeys but above 150m>

1. Vision 283 m 72 2010 UC
2.MERITON TOWER EST 243M/70ST PROPOSED
3. Empire Square 240 m 68 APPROVED
4. 480 Queen Street 240 m 70 APPROVED
5. Emerald Tower 229 m 77 PROPOSED
6. Aurora 207 m 69 2006
7. Riparian Plaza 200 m 53 2005
8. Riversde tower2 193m 47 2009 PROPOSED
9. 549 Queen Street 192 m 59 APPROVED
10. Central Plaza One [Central Plaza] 174 m 44 1988
11. 275 George Street 171 m 32 2009 UC
12. Waterfront Place 162 m 40 1989
13. Skyline Apartments 2 160 m 48 2007
14. Brisbane Square 151 m 38 2006
15. North Bridge 150 m 38 2009 UC
16. 400 George Street 150 m 37 2009 UC
 

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wow, that's more excellent news for brisbane! looks like lots of goodies on the way when you see that list for over 150m. chinamick, will brisbane still look so 80's-ish anyomre?
 

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not sure above 50storeys but above 150m>

1. Vision 283 m 72 2010 UC
2.MERITON TOWER EST 243M/70ST PROPOSED
3. Empire Square 240 m 68 APPROVED
4. 480 Queen Street 240 m 70 APPROVED
5. Emerald Tower 229 m 77 PROPOSED
6. Aurora 207 m 69 2006
7. Riparian Plaza 200 m 53 2005
8. Riversde tower2 193m 47 2009 PROPOSED
9. 549 Queen Street 192 m 59 APPROVED
10. Central Plaza One [Central Plaza] 174 m 44 1988
11. 275 George Street 171 m 32 2009 UC
12. Waterfront Place 162 m 40 1989
13. Skyline Apartments 2 160 m 48 2007
14. Brisbane Square 151 m 38 2006
15. North Bridge 150 m 38 2009 UC
16. 400 George Street 150 m 37 2009 UC

Cheers Cul, a much better measure of course as well.
People in the Perth forum can only dream of so many at that height!
 

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Cheers Cul, a much better measure of course as well.
People in the Perth forum can only dream of so many at that height!
Oh stop hurting me.
Gratz Brisbane, the silly season is only starting it seems.

One saving grace for Perth and people like R.I.P Packer.
"He travelled to Brisbane in 1981 to explore property opportunities, decided the city was 'a backwater', and then went down the road to start developing projects on the Gold Coast."
 

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^^I reckon Brisbane could have a better skyline tan Melbourne by 2011. Very dense and tall CBD!!!
 
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