277 posts in this thread / 0 new
Last post

Pages

CBD | Upper West Side | Multi-tower | Residential

Alastair Taylor's picture
#1
Back to top
Mark Baljak's picture

16/1/2013

Back to top
Fedsquared's picture
Back to top
Ryan Seychell's picture

Back to top
Ryan Seychell's picture

Midtown:


Back to top
Peter Maltezos's picture

So far:

 

Hudson: Built and looking very good! yes

 

Madison: Under construction

 

Midtown: Pre-selling

I collect, therefore I am.
thecollectormm.com.au

Back to top
Mark Baljak's picture

black glass

Back to top
Peter Maltezos's picture

I like the way both the Hudson podium and the Neo200 podium look in that last photo.

A big improvement on Spencer Street!

I collect, therefore I am.
thecollectormm.com.au

Back to top
Ryan Seychell's picture

Back to top
Chris Peska's picture

The podium of the Hudson has turned out REALLY well i think. This development will most certainly become a hive of activity when it is fully complete. Far East Consortium seem to have really thought about the things that make Melbourne tick and have incorporated those into this development. Well done.

Observe. Design. Build. Live.

Back to top
Mark Baljak's picture

good development, but those rail yards...

Back to top
Chris Peska's picture

in time grandmaster.... in time....

Observe. Design. Build. Live.

Back to top
Dangerous Beans's picture

You are right Chris, it will happen in time but given the ammount of land still available in docklands, southbank and to a lesser extent the cbd, plus the land coming online in port melb and egate, it could be a while before enough commercial pressure occurs to see developments over the tracks, especially given the expense of doing so. Might need a bit of a nudge from a state gov project to get things happening. Fingers crossed though, it's a hell of an opportunity, and a hell of a blight at the moment.
As for Upper West side, I'm pretty happy with it overall, the tower itself looks good and it should bring some nice activity to an area of the CBD that needs it, bit worried about how that cladding on the lower levels might look after a few years in the real world. Second tower is looking equally promising.
Amazing to see a bit of a 'wall of towers' effect happening on Spencer.

Back to top
Chris Peska's picture

Thats correct DB, I guess its good to keep in mind that land values will increase over time and land "close to the CBD" will become less and less prevalent making building over the rail lines more attractive to an investor/developer. Personally I hope when they do decide to build over the rail lines in Docklands that they destroy the DFO building that is a blight on Spencer Street and devise an outcome that is inviting to pedestrians (at the moment it isn't) and encourages people to venture towards Docklands. This will be essential in creating connectivity with Docklands and the Hoddle grid which at the moment does not exist and is part of the reason why some deem Docklands as a "wasteland". An unfair assessment at this stage in my opinion.

Observe. Design. Build. Live.

Back to top
Ryan Seychell's picture

Midtown over 50% sold already, pretty good considering it was only released last month.

Back to top
Chris Peska's picture

Hollllyyyyyy Guacomoleeeee!! those apartments are flying out the door! wonder if investors were impressed with the standard of the Hudson and then decided to commit?

Observe. Design. Build. Live.

Back to top
Ryan Seychell's picture

Back to top
Laurence Dragomir's picture

Great updates as per usual Ryan. I reckon at this rate Maddison will be topped out before the year is out.

Back to top
Ryan Seychell's picture



Back to top
Dangerous Beans's picture

Great to have some nice facades facing Spencer street, a couple of Ryan's pic show that there might be some interesting interplay of reflections between the Hudson and Madison facades too. Hopefully Far East can keep up this standard on future developments.
Thanks for the updates guys.

Back to top
Andrew Mck's picture

WoW, those photos are fantastic, as is the whole Upper West Side development :)

Back to top
Mark Baljak's picture

few more. not a fan of the podium facing lonsdale

Back to top
Andrew Mck's picture

It seems that the developers are trying to create some kind of structural homage to the old Powerstation along the Lonsdale side .

Back to top
Ryan Seychell's picture

Back to top
MelbourneGuy's picture

Damn, I love the creative use of colour on skyscrapers.

Back to top
Ryan Seychell's picture

Another of Maddison from New Quay:

Back to top

Pages

Development & Planning

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 00:00
Melbourne Airport owner Asia Pacific Airports Corporation (APAC) is facilitating a new hotel development on airport land that will see two new operators take up a combined 464 suites. In documents that are available for public viewing , APAC has identified Novotel and Ibis as likely operators of the 4-4.5-star hotels.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 00:00
Gamuda Land is set to unveil an impressive collection of artwork for the soon to be completed 661 Chapel St development in South Yarra. Andy Dinan, Director of Mars Gallery which is renowned for exhibiting and promoting contemporary Australian artists, has been invited to specially curate the art collection throughout the development; included will be some of Australia’s most collected artists.

Visual Melbourne

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 12:00
The various spaces and elements which combine to form RMIT's New Academic Street (NAS) have progressively begun to open to students and visitors alike. I was recently fortunate enough to be part of an informal group tour through the completed spaces within NAS, led by Harrison and White which had a hand in the project.

Transport & Design

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 07:01
As part of its $88 million redevelopment, the State Library of Victoria (SLV) is providing Victorian apprentices, trainees and cadets with the opportunity to help with its transformation as part of its Vision 2020. The expansive project will create additional space for public use, restore and reopen the Ian Potter Queen’s Hall, and reinstate the historic Russell Street entrance.

Sustainability & Environment

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 12:00
One of the world’s more unique International design competitions - The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) 2018 - has come to Melbourne. Sponsored by the State Government of Victoria, the competition opened in early January but was officially launched on Saturday, Feb 10 th as part of the Sustainable Living Festival, Melbourne.