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OFFICE TOWERS

thought id dedicate this thread to the office tower. which seems to be a rarity these days.especially 200m+
up until 20 years ago, this is about all the skyscapers which were being built. tall resis belonged up at Surfers

The tall residential tower seems to have taken over post 2000
Sydney still is producing big office bldgs and tall (200m+).
Spires/antennas aside, the tallest office tower remains Rialto now over 30 years old!:cheers: some have reached higher with spires but none have reached 250m.
current tallest to roof
Rialto 251m


120 and 101 collins have placed towers above roof to achieve more height
260m+



the largest office towers
2500sqm floors
International towers barangaroo
217m/120000sqm, 180m/90,000sqm 170m/80,000sqm



THE NEW TALLEST OFFICE TOWER 2020

263m Circular Quay Tower


Parramattas 240m Aspire will now be office (design to change)



AMPs Quay Quarter will be one of the best
216m




the proposed cockle bay wharf4
230m
 

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Adelaide's tallest is the humble old Westpac House. While it will lose it's title of the tallest building in the city by 2020, it will probably be our tallest office building for a long time to come. Currently the Station Rd Tower at 108m, is the tallest office proposal that isn't mixed use.

Westpac House by Ryan Smith, on Flickr
 

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^ yeh it may hold a record i think. i was there on weekend (Glenelg),love the place. had a vie of adelaide skyline. its looking better all the time, cant wait for the newbys in next few years

heres a crappy zoomed in iphone pic from stamford grande
 

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Building. City. Height storeys
80collins st. Melb. 187m. 36
300 George st. Bris. 182. 41
Vic police hq. Melb. 171. 42
477 Collins st. Melb. 165. 40
Parra square 6. Parra. 154. 34
1 Denison. St. nth Syd. 156. 39
100 Mount st. nth Syd. 149. 38
Wesley place. Melb. 148. 35
60 Martin place. Syd. 139. 35
Wynyard place. Syd. 134. 34
Melb quarter. Melb. 122. 27
 

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With all the tall residential and hotel towers going it up it is easy to overlook the significant amount of office tower construction going on at the moment:

80 Collins Street (u/c, 187m, 36l)


311 Spencer Street (u/c, 171m, 42l):


Olderfleet (u/c, 165.55m, 43l):


405 Bourke Street (Leased to NAB construction to start soon 156m, 39l):


Wesley Place (u/c 148m, 36l):


Melbourne quarter tower (approved 134m, 30l):
 

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My cousin just overheard person behind
"I just heard about this Melbourne twin office somewhere 70 levels I don't know where put it? oh I think both go to 280 metre I guess and 4 Billions dollars for office?"
Thank my cousin who put note while listening someone
Look like won't get two 70 levels in one decade
Probably just idea too early discussion about this... no thread for now :banana:
 

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yeh i agree Rialto does look good from its total seamless elevation,but if this is taken away and just seen top section sort of defeats the purpose. bugger cant do much about it

regarding new office towers for melbourne. I like 80 collins but its forming part of a 180m wall and wont be able to show its design off.
Wesley place is my fav. wow, so good complementing wesley church
 

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I'm not a fan. The Rialto Towers is such an iconic timeless building that screams 'Melbourne'. It would be a shame to see it blocked from the Yarra River, even partly. Easily one of the best buildings in Australia.

80 Collins and Wesley Place look fab though.
Not just you, a few of us in the Victoria forums noted this as well. But, that view indeed will be going away (sadly).

Rialto was designed around 1981/1982, still a great looking building all these years later.

Missing from that pic will be the upcoming 204m Collins House (to the right of Deloitte Olderfleet) and Collins Arch (about 145/150m). Basically a lot of density coming soon around Rialto including 555 & 600 Collins as well.
 

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I quickly put this list together
Currently uc
Is this right



Building. City. Height storeys
80collins st. Melb. 187m. 36
300 George st. Bris. 182. 41
Vic police hq. Melb. 171. 42
477 Collins st. Melb. 165. 40

Parra square 6. Parra. 154. 34
1 Denison. St. nth Syd. 156. 39
100 Mount st. nth Syd. 149. 38
Wesley place. Melb. 148. 35
60 Martin place. Syd. 139. 35
Wynyard place. Syd. 134. 34
Melb quarter. Melb. 122. 27
with the smaller UC projects of Collins Sq Tower 5 and 839 Collins St (21 level anz) not on the list but still sizeable does this mean Melbourne is ahead of Sydney in Culs precious office space construction stats???
 

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It's not even close. Melbourne has about 300,000m UC while Sydney has about 150,000m. Brisbane has apporx 80,000. Melbourne CBD will soon overtake Sydney CBD for available office space.
 
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