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CBD | 140 King Street | 188m | 58L | Residential

Nicholas Harrison's picture
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A planning permit application was recently submitted for this project by Besgate.

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Mark Baljak's picture

nice find, 271 apartments.

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3000's picture

Who designed this gem?

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Mark Baljak's picture

Solstice

King St

Gallagher Lane

amenities

typical plan

south elevation

renders

materials

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3000's picture

Nice

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Andrew Mck's picture

Very nice
It has a NYC look to it

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Riddlz's picture

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Michael Berquez's picture

Gorgeous

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3000's picture

I hope this gets approved.

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Riddlz's picture

Council recommending refusal. Couple of changes to the podium and setbacks.

http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/about-council/committees-meetings/future...

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Michael Berquez's picture

Big thumbs up from me, though i am a little concerned about the northern facade as a large part of that wall will be concrete, but if it's painted black to suit the glass and other exteriors it should be ok.

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Dean's picture

Thumbs up from me as well.

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Qantas743's picture

Approved with "significant" height reduction according to Skyrise over at SSC (as well as the delegate's report).

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Michael Berquez's picture

Reduced by how much?

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Qantas743's picture

Not sure but this was quoted in the report:

"Although the informally amended plans improve elements of the development
including adopting a more distinctive podium/tower form, a reduction in the podium
height and minor increases to tower setbacks, it is considered that the changes do
not go far enough to warrant support. A significant reduction in building height,
increased tower setbacks, improved ground level and podium activation to
Gallaghers Place and improved urban design quality to the through block link are
required in order for the development to considered an acceptable outcome for this
site."

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Michael Berquez's picture

Seriously....how [email protected] annoying.
Why on earth would a 188m tower on this site require a "significant reduction in building height"???????

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Nicholas Harrison's picture

The permit issued by the Minister did not require the height of the tower to be reduced.

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