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CBD | Hotel Lindrum | 26-30 Flinders Street | 100m | 30L | Mixed Use

Mark Baljak's picture
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Aussie Steve's picture

This look ok to me, but I would be keen to know how the eastern wall will be treated and if there is a blank wall towards the old Shell House or windows of some sort.

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3000's picture

Looks like there may be a blank wall next to shell house. The other side has me worried, no render of that side usually says "insert blank wall here"

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theboynoodle's picture

I'm confused.

One side is right up against Shell House, so obviously it is blank and that must be OK, yes?

The other (long) side is depicted in the renders. The only thing missing from the renders is the 'back', but that has balconies on it so that can't be blank.

So there's one blank wall.. and that's the one that's right up against the neighbor.. so it wouldn't be anything else.

What am I missing?

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3000's picture

My mistake. Your are correct, next to shell house has a blank wall.

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Riddlz's picture

Original taller version

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3000's picture

I may catch some fire here (q man incoming) but I prefer the shorter version.

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Mark Baljak's picture

I'd say the taller one looks more elegant. but hey...

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Michael Berquez's picture

Regardless, it's still a really nice looking tower

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Primal Beauty's picture

I think I prefer a shorter one in this location...it slots nicely between the two buildings without sticking out too much or not at all in this case...good decision!

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Peter Maltezos's picture

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/tower-plan-for-melbournes-hotel-lindru...

Tower plan for Melbourne's Hotel Lindrum

SEPTEMBER 1 2016 - 7:11PM Aisha Dow

The heritage-listed luxury Hotel Lindrum on Flinders Street is about to get a new 100-metre tower.

Melbourne City Council is likely to sign off on the project next week, which would see the back 30 metres of the existing building demolished to make way for a modern addition.

Originally the owners of the hotel had asked to build a much larger skyscraper of 183 metres, but amended their application in April for the prime CBD site.

As well as 77 hotel rooms, the 30-storey redevelopment will include 62 residential apartments.

Council officers have recommended Melbourne councillors grant a permit for the project, finding the design would not detract from the neighbouring Shell House at 1 Spring Street, designed by prominent Australian architect Harry Seidler.

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Grampians's picture

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it was never going to "detract from Shell House" in fact potentially cover up it's butt ugly wall. In any case, what frickin business does the planning authority have in "protecting Shell House." To me this is fishy and I suspect political business arm was used to also protect the tall Collins St towers much vaunted views (ahem insider deals). I think that this is a warm up for Wynne to completely slash the incredible proposal for next door.

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Michael Berquez's picture

Yep....."detract from shell house"?????? How about considering that this would've helped cover up what many of us see as a blight on our skyline.

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Bilby's picture

The planning authority will be concerned about the potential heritage significance of Seidler's most impressive 1980s Melbourne tower. On the other hand, t's a long bow to draw arguing that anyone would be concerned about protecting views in Melbourne - where is the evidence for this anywhere else in the city over the last 5 years?

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/harry-seidlerdesigned-shell-ho...

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Michael Berquez's picture

Whoever said the Seidler tower was "impressive"?

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Riddlz's picture

It certainly ranks among his worst tower designs and that's saying something considering that most of his high-rises are of low architectural value and quality.

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Michael Berquez's picture

True, he butchered Brisbane's skyline (fortunately Brisbane's skyline focus has shifted recently)...and Melbourne CBD's entire right hand corner is almost entirely ruined by this beast.

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Dean's picture

You guys shouldn't be too hard on Shell House. I think its blank walls are both epic and intimate at the same time... :)

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Melbourne_Fragments's picture

your'e being both sardonic and insulting but also correct Dean ;)

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Dean's picture

He deserves it.

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Melbourne_Fragments's picture

ive seen him contribute much more to this forum than you Dean, literally all you do here is shout at people and add no new observations. you are correct about Shell house being both epic yet intimate in it's choice or materials though

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Dean's picture

Move on champ. I don't need to be lectured to by lightweights.

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3000's picture

To be fair, you started this. Sure can dish it out....

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Melbourne_Fragments's picture

lol it's an urbanism forum not an amateur boxing gym

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Primal Beauty's picture

Few punches here and there makes it more exciting!
There is nothing better than a good bitch fight amongst presumably two guys!
Go girls!!!

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Friday, March 24, 2017 - 06:00
Planning Minister Richard Wynne has approved another commercial tower at Lendlease's Melbourne Quarter development in the Docklands. The building known as Melbourne Quarter Tower will be located at 693 Collins Street, injecting almost 55,000sqm of office space into the precinct across its 28 floors, in addition to approximately 2,500sqm of retail space.

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