^I believe after the Commonwealth Games. And I'm sure Baulderstone Hornibrook and Multiplex were part of 2 of the three proposals.
Here we go (sorry about crapness).Aussie Steve said:I can only see 2 towers. Where is the 3rd one?
I thought that may have been the case too but if you look at this pic the Woods Bagot tower is nowhere near the height of that tower on the far right. Plus that darker strip (visible next to the Hilton which I've labelled Tower 2) couldn't be part of the Hilton as the Hilton has a parallelogram-like floorplan which you can see in the pic you posted. I must get to the bottom of this. They probably just through that taller tower in for the sake of it. They're screwing around with my head.Aussie Steve said:I think the photo is miss leading. I suspect because of the angle, it looks like 2 towers in that shot, when in fact its only 1. The other tower is closer to Charles Grimes Bridge.
:applause: I also think that people are forgetting about the six star green rating, which would be seen as a constraint on the design, as certain materials and design strategies would have to be employed to achieve this. For a building that achieves a six star rating it's pretty damn good. And I also think it's wrong to pin your hopes of a landmark and iconic design on a convention centre, it would be best reserved for a cultural building, perhaps like the end of Central Pier speaking of which they should be announcing that pretty soon. My only gripe with the Convention centre is the bridge (don't need it) and how close it is to the Exhibition centre. Other than that I couldn't ask for more (maybe another tower but meh). I'm interested in seeing all the other submissions.Adamonline said:People can be critical all that they want to be. But I ask that does every single building in Melbourne have to be an 'Opera House' or something bold and adventurous? Does indeed Melbourne need a landmark building? The ones that it has are very impressive and add to the fabric of the city. You're quite right that Melbourne can build marvellously by providing quality instead of statement.
:hilariousBlabbyboy said:Who your daddy now?
Don't quote me on this but I've heard a few whispers that we should be getting an announcement on Central Pier some time around the Commonwealth Games and it is supposed to involve Grand Plaza as well. Don't know much about the design (other than it should please most). Not sure what it will facilitate but some sort of cultural building is likely. :cheers:Garmatt said:Next big opportunity that I'm really excited about is the central pier development. Do you have insider information on the announcement date Archibomber?