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The King in the North: 224-252 LaTrobe Street

The title of this afternoon's article is in part a light-hearted celebration of the return of Game of Thrones (for a fourth season tonight), but also a commentary on the visual and physical dominance of 252 LaTrobe Street when considered in its future context, amongst a host of other talls. In other words, an excuse for me to churn out some renders.

Where Melbourne Central once reigned supreme for over two decades as the dominant tower in the northern quadrant of the CBD, a Game of Thrones-style powerplay is emerging, with tower after tower reaching higher for the skies.

With a tapering form not unlike that of the deity of all skyscrapers - the Burj Khalifa - this 267m edifice looks like ruling the skies for quite some time come. I personally hope it doesn't meet the same cruel and tragic fate as Rob Stark (although in saying that he probably had it coming).

For now please enjoy the slew of images below of 252 LaTrobe in context. Until next time, brace yourselves… winter is coming… (it's only two months away!)

And for those who missed it here's yesterday's article by Mark. Click the images below for a larger view.

The northern cluster as seen from Southbank. © Laurence Dragomir
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Peter Maltezos's picture

Hey Laurence, you've got the wrong man up there, Robb Stark was the King of the North, Ned (Eddard Stark) was only the Warden of the North.

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Laurence Dragomir's picture

The Ned image is more to tie in with the "Brace yourselves winter is coming" line at the end of the article as per the memes, not so much in reference to Rob as King in the North.

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