97 Franklin Street, Melbourne

97 Franklin Street, Melbourne. Image © Hassell Studio
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1110 sqm retail & commercial
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Site Area: 
2,096.00 square metres
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Elizabeth Street trams
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97 Franklin Street - not your typical skyscraper.

A Point of Difference > 97 Franklin Street, Melbourne

Hassell is determined to design an apartment building with a "point of difference". The proposed development which first appeared two months ago, would see a two-storey rendered brick building demolished and replaced with a 62-storey tower rising to a height of 212.5m. 97 Franklin joins an increasing number of giants on the northern CBD, including Lighthouse and Victoria One.

97 Franklin Street simply mind boggling

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