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Awesome find! Looks like prima with an exoskeleton!

Can a mod edit the thread title to the correct format?
 

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Well, I do hope all of these towers get built by 2025. I wonder if we ever gonna get one, that's super tall and RED ! So far 4 over 200 r uc or something...... 568 Collins Street is my ultimate favorite... Black &so sexy!
 

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Damn: this thing's proposed by a wholesale butcher. Do you believe that? Some little bloody plumber is going to have to hitch up his daks and propose a supertall now - they're starting to fall behind.
 

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Damn: this thing's proposed by a wholesale butcher. Do you believe that? Some little bloody plumber is going to have to hitch up his daks and propose a supertall now - they're starting to fall behind.
Presumably just a permit flip...and therefore no reason to get excited by the render. He might be best to stick to meat and leave buildings to those who can.

That said, would definitely be pleased to see this particular building built.

We have had so many false starts with the wedge, other City Rd sites, let alone talk of Montague so here's hoping this one gets up.
 

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Just thinking what a pity there is no cost-effective way of enveloping the freeway with this building, Casino style.

No reason for Vicroads not to see the air rights above the freeway, especially if you're 82 levels up hardly notice a road going through the bottom of the building.
 

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Presumably just a permit flip...and therefore no reason to get excited by the render. He might be best to stick to meat and leave buildings to those who can.

That said, would definitely be pleased to see this particular building built.

We have had so many false starts with the wedge, other City Rd sites, let alone talk of Montague so here's hoping this one gets up.
Yes, unfortunately I think this is a transparent 'for sale with permit' play. They can be real let-downs. I was very disappointed to see that Clarke Street 'super-thin tall with a twist' building [No 33?] going that way.
 

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The trouble is the flipper can get the architecture done relatively small part of their total pre-sale process costs. Then the buyer (Central Inequity, Bradys or Greenland or whatever) looks at the land, the permit, and what they want out of it. Again, the architecture is a small part of the overall costs of building and selling.
 

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The developer is Calgem who converted the existing building into the Urban Central backpackers in 2003. Not sure what they have to do with meat???
 

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The developer is Calgem who converted the existing building into the Urban Central backpackers in 2003. Not sure what they have to do with meat???
Hmmm. I don't know anything really, and may be being too skeptical. However, regarding 'meat,' The Age report says: "A company connected to BRW rich lister Guiseppi 'Joe' Catalfamo who owns Tasman Market Fresh Meats, a discount butcher employing 420 people across Victoria, has submitted plans to the State government for the high rise." .. so that's where my facetious comment regarding a wholesale butcher came from.
 

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I've seen this in a city model sticks out likes dogs balls down there with nothing over about 120m west of king street south of the river (for now).
 

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I like the arts centre inspired foyer, but the facade is a bit much.

It'll look fine from a distance no doubt.
 

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I quite like the design - the pattern and the colour scheme. It's like someone turned their wicker chair into an apartment tower.
 

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I like the design as it looks to be something quite unique (depending on the material quality at least!), but I would prefer that they didn't have that grand open air residential lobby that will remain unused by most people. I've never really seen people use the lobbies within their apartment building, everyone either stands outside at the door or goes straight to their rooms (at least based on my personal observations). I would instead prefer that the current design of the ground floor is given to more street side activation considerations. I am sure they can retain the existing shape and layout of the ground floor, just would prefer if they put it to different more active use of space than what is shown here.

EDIT: Noticed that the plan calls for bluestone footpath, that's always a good thing. Something that Southbank needs more of. :D
 
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