Will wrote:But in the eastern capitals, they build taller buildings on smaller allotments. Why do our buildings have to be fat and stumpy?
I agree. They could easily go to 100metres in height similar to the Grenfell Centre which is not that big around.
But furthermore the area behind CCT1 has already being developed; it houses the new Advertiser building.
Since I haven't been at the back of the new ANZ building I'm not sure how much room there is. I was looking at the map Adam had on his website. That allotment looks big. The Advertiser is west of CC1 and I was referring to south (unless that has become a plaza).
The reality of the situation is that any prospect for a 30 level tower on City Central, now seem very remote. This is why people like me are disappointed. If we had not been tempted by talk of a 30 level tower, then we would not be disappointed, but as usual we are told something big is being planned only to be disappointed when the final product is smaller and uglier.
I agree. They get your hopes high and then get kicked in the guts.
Realistically the ACC should be lifting the height limits way past the 120m mark to the east of the Town Hall in the area bound by King William, Grenfell, Pulteney and Wakefield Streets. Where flightpaths are less affected. Now, then we would have a city with some decent buildings.