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if your city is getting a new tall,place it here ffs
not often a newby tall comes along
SYDNEY
GREENLAND TOWER
68ST/236M

starting this month
COMPLETION- 2017
although not the offical tallest (spires of chifley 244m, Citygroup 243m and DB place 240m reach higher)
this will be first to reach 235m height limit and will reach highest on skyline.
Its reign will be short lived as J Packers Crown Hotel will trump them all with 272m.


CROWN HOTEL
70ST/272M
STARTING 2015 COMPLETION 2018





LIVERPOOL,
EAGLE TOWERS
26ST/90M
about to start
current tallest 45m/10st council bldg built 1979
Eagle towers will double height of current tallest which has been tallest for 30 years


MELBOURNE
70 SOUTHBANK BLVDE
100ST/319M

STARTING 2015-2019
will over take 297m Eureka as new tallest (2006)


BRISBANE
INFINITY TOWER
81ST/249M
2014



300 GEORGE STREET
unit tower
81st/262M
2015-2017



PARRAMATTA, NSW
3 NEW TALLS COMING ONE AFTER EACH OTHER
VBY CROWN
29ST/114M
UC COMPLETION 2016



ALTITUDE TOWER
55ST/177M
UC COMPLETION 2017




ASPIRE
90ST/306M/SPIRES 336M
STARTING 2015-COMPLETION 2019

will surpass meritons 55st/177m Altitude tower



NEWCASTLE, NSW
ICON CENTRAL
18ST/66M SPIRE

recently commenced construction, completion 2016
will overtake current tallest (McCaffery tower 16st/53m)


GOLD COAST
IMPERIAL CITY
104ST/340m estimated

will surpass 323m Q1 as new tallest
set to start 2015, finish 2019


CHATSWOOD, NSW
INTERCHANGE GRAND AND SPIRE TOWERS
50ST/170M

Nearly finished. just 15m ladder to go on top
surpassed 134m ERA tower completed few months earlier



PERTH?
BHP TOWER
48ST/234M
2013



ADELAIDE?

WILL ADELAIDE EVER GET A NEW TALLEST???? been nearly 30years!
WESTPAC (FORMER STATE BANK AND SANTOS)
31ST/131M
1988


CANBERRA,ACT
LOVETT TOWER, WODEN
25ST/93M
1973


WAS GOING TO BE SURPASSED BY WAYFARER TOWER BUT ITS HEIGHT WAS REDUCED FROM 126M TO 88M.
WAYFARERS TOWER
27ST/88M
2014-2017
ATLEAST WILL BE TALLEST RESI TOWER IN ACT



DARWIN?


HOBART?
 

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Nice thread :)

Wollongong's current tallest is 49m/16st Creston Apartments from 1983. It could be beat by 3 projects.

14-18 Auburn Street - 59m/18st

Put forward for approval but sent back to fix floor ratios. Will be resubmitted.

Bass and Flinders Gateway - 60m

A residential/retail complex with two 60m buildings, as well as 45m, 24m etc. Project is filled with red tape - block needs to be rezoned from 24m to 60m, half the site is on private property. Council is determined to get it through. Verdict in the coming months.

Regency Tower - 86m/25st

Hotel/Office/Residential. Originally approved in 2009, but lapsed. It has been redesigned and re-proposed.
 

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The point of this thread is what? We already have plenty of specific tower threads, I can't see why we would need another one.
I can see a point. It includes ALL cities, suburban CBD's and regional areas. So new a new tallest which breaks the current record (however small) can be shown here.

I think it's a great idea especially for regional and suburban skylines. I mean we all know the new tallest towers proposed for the major capitals but this thread will get interesting once new "tallests" are proposed for places like Darwin or Rockhampton for instance.

Apart from the major capitals (and GC), this is where the suburbs and regions will shine :banana:




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brizzychris.-? you dont understand this thread?
we havent had one before. It shows the NEXT tallest for each city. .
dont navigate around the dozens of threads. its all here in ONE
we need more regional cities like townsville ,cairns ect
 

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ADELAIDE?

WILL ADELAIDE EVER GET A NEW TALLEST???? been nearly 30years!
WESTPAC (FORMER STATE BANK AND SANTOS)
31ST/131M
1988
Adelaide did have concept plans for a new tallest at 123 Flinders Street, which was going to be a 135m mixed use tower, but I don't think DA was lodged, and latest on Sensational Adelaide is that the project has been shelved indefintely.

At least Adelaide has hope. Townsville has been waiting for a new tallest in 1977!! The Holiday Inn is 76m, and we did get The 73m Dalgety apartment tower during the boom, but any chance of something close to that is gone now. And JayT mentioned Rockhampton...well they have a new tallest currently under construction - the 47m Empire.


Holiday Inn, Townsville
by Oriolus84, on Flickr
 

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LIVERPOOL,
EAGLE TOWERS
26ST/90M
about to start
current tallest 45m/10st council bldg built 1979
Eagle towers will double height of current tallest which has been tallest for 30 years


BRISBANE
INFINITY TOWER
81ST/249M
2014



300 GEORGE STREET
unit tower
81st/262M
2015-2017

I reckon Liverpool will have new tallest's with Solis:



You can see the towers under construction in Fabian's image below:



And of course Brisbane will get a new tallest before 300 George Street when 1 William Street is completed at 260m (currently under construction):



Source: Brisbane Development

which will then be surpassed by 300 George Street at 262m:



Source: Brisbane Times

which will then be surpassed by 111 + 222 at 270m:



Source: Brisbane Development
 

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^yes 1 william will be technically taller then 300george by a spike but we all know a 262m tower is much higher then a 224m one.
its like saying the 250m spire of 200m Riparian is taller then the 249m Infinity?
imagine if 1williams spire was 263m, this would mean 300george would never be the tallest which is absurd.
 

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^yes 1 william will be technically taller then 300george by a spike but we all know a 262m tower is much higher then a 224m one.
its like saying the 250m spire of 200m Riparian is taller then the 249m Infinity?
imagine if 1williams spire was 263m, this would mean 300george would never be the tallest which is absurd.
Personally I think Riparian should be counted to the spire. I would rather say Riparian is the current city's tallest but for some reason it isn't counted as such.

Still, makes a pretty good succession for Brisbane's tallest buildings:

Central Plaza One: 174m (1988-2005)
Riparian Plaza: 200m (2005-2006)
Aurora Tower: 207m (2006-2012)
Soleil: 243m (2012-2014)
Infinity: 249m (2014-2016)
1 William St: 260m (2016-?)
300 George St: 262m (?)
222 Margaret St: 270m (?)
 

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Personally I think Riparian should be counted to the spire. I would rather say Riparian is the current city's tallest but for some reason it isn't counted as such.

Still, makes a pretty good succession for Brisbane's tallest buildings:

Central Plaza One: 174m (1988-2005)
Riparian Plaza: 200m (2005-2006)
Aurora Tower: 207m (2006-2012)
Soleil: 243m (2012-2014)
Infinity: 249m (2014-2016)
1 William St: 260m (2016-?)
300 George St: 262m (?)
222 Margaret St: 270m (?)
Looks pretty impressive, so what the hell has happened to Adelaide? While you guys have advanced, Adelaide still has the same tallest they've had for 30 years.
My guess is the NIMBY element must be very strong there.
 

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Brisbane should expand it's CBD over the river to Southbank and put some talls there, this would really add impact to it's skyline



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Looks pretty impressive, so what the hell has happened to Adelaide? While you guys have advanced, Adelaide still has the same tallest they've had for 30 years.
My guess is the NIMBY element must be very strong there.
You think thats bad, what about sydney. MLC was built 1977 to 228m. Its nearly 40 years later and we have only a world tower just 2m higher.and you cant really call it a roof. MLC is still the highest roof. It wont be til 2017, 40 years later we finally get a taller buildng with 236m Greenland tower. but thats only 8m higher anyway. We have to wait another year in 2018 to get a decsent skyscraper being the 272m Crown.
 

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Chevron tower at the Perth Quay precinct is definitely going ahead but, construction is not yet set as the whole project site is still being prepared and there are no firm renders or final heights for the building as yet.
 

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^^has that potential to be a new tallest?
 

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Brisbane should expand it's CBD over the river to Southbank and put some talls there, this would really add impact to it's skyline



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Not sure if thats the best idea. I think the medium density Southbank currently has going for it works well. Its very different/leisurely compared to the city and think talls would only detract from that.
 

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Brisbane should expand it's CBD over the river to Southbank and put some talls there, this would really add impact to it's skyline



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If you're speaking literally of the Brisbane CBD expanding, as in "Central Business District", there has been massive expansion into the Fortitude Valley/Newstead area (lots of companies have moved here) and also South Brisbane/West End (more so with high density residential in this precinct).

However this hasn't really extended the skyline as height limits in these areas are around the 30 storey/100m mark. But in terms of activity and vibrancy there has been a noticeable expansion in these directions.
 

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^^has that potential to be a new tallest?
Good question really. I think so, as there will be plot ratio bonus and I am sure that Chevron or the state government won't looking to be looking for an ordinary tower. My guess is that they will both be after a landmark development. How high is still anyone's guess though.
 

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Height limit is 36 stories of office space. Will have some sort of podium and roof feature, I'm sure. Also, the height limit is there just to appease the NIMBY's. The MRA is allowed to approve developments that fall outside prescribed guidelines.
 
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