The Planning Minister, Matthew Guy, has given approval to 54-56 Clarke Street, Southbank.
Thanks to its slender profile, the building will only yield 256 apartments over 73 levels and the architects have managed to squeeze a café at ground level.
Much of the talk in the mainstream press has revolved around the building's height however we at Urban Melbourne would like to draw attention to another important aspect of the building: its interaction with us, the passer-by on the street.
Organic, active, green and unlike anything either on or a stone's throw away from City Road - a picture speaks a thousand words.
54-56 Clarke Street will inevitably become a destination for more than just its residents and it most certainly will be a welcome one in an otherwise street life deprived block of Southbank.
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