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Hotel Room 5 is erm, somewhat interesting. A shower and a shitter with a view of the city's busiest intersection! You would hope the glazing is really good cos I don't think your regular punter on the street wants to see guests doing their private business.
I wonder if those rooms would be a fancier class, while they don't have extra amenities it would feel more luxurious walking into a hotel room with a giant corner room like that. :D
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The internal layout has been completely changed. I doubt the rooms will still look like that.
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Which makes sense as the former building plan included residential apartments while this building is now a 347 room hotel vs previous 40-storey 240-room hotel & 72 apartments over 13 floors.
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citywatcher wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:26 pm
[Shuz] wrote:Hotel Room 5 is erm, somewhat interesting. A shower and a shitter with a view of the city's busiest intersection! You would hope the glazing is really good cos I don't think your regular punter on the street wants to see guests doing their private business.
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They start at level 19 - that means the punter on the street is a minimum of 60 metres away, so would need to be looking fairly carefully to notice anything through a particular window. Occupants of the building across the street might be a concern, but none of those buildings are as tall as the lowest floor with this layout.
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Need to amend the thread title
34 storeys and 120 metres

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why can't we have something that is visibly higher than westpac?? why is it so hard to achieve this??
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aceman wrote:why can't we have something that is visibly higher than westpac?? why is it so hard to achieve this??
The airport radar keeps coming up.
I agree. We are 30 years overdue for that iconic 50 storey tower. Until it happens we remain a backwater.

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citywatcher wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:24 pm
aceman wrote:why can't we have something that is visibly higher than westpac?? why is it so hard to achieve this??
The airport radar keeps coming up.
I agree. We are 30 years overdue for that iconic 50 storey tower. Until it happens we remain a backwater.

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The only way would be for two or more developers to come together and amalgamate 2 projects.
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citywatcher wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:24 pm
aceman wrote:why can't we have something that is visibly higher than westpac?? why is it so hard to achieve this??
The airport radar keeps coming up.
I agree. We are 30 years overdue for that iconic 50 storey tower. Until it happens we remain a backwater.

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Not sure how your theory of we're somehow a backwater because we don't have a 50-storey tower works? Some of the most liveable, picturesque and sought after tourist cities in the world don't even have 100m tall buildings occupying their skyline.
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citywatcher wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:24 pm
aceman wrote:why can't we have something that is visibly higher than westpac?? why is it so hard to achieve this??
The airport radar keeps coming up.
I agree. We are 30 years overdue for that iconic 50 storey tower. Until it happens we remain a backwater.

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Moronic comment. :roll:
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Patrick_27 wrote:
citywatcher wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:24 pm
aceman wrote:why can't we have something that is visibly higher than westpac?? why is it so hard to achieve this??
The airport radar keeps coming up.
I agree. We are 30 years overdue for that iconic 50 storey tower. Until it happens we remain a backwater.

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Not sure how your theory of we're somehow a backwater because we don't have a 50-storey tower works? Some of the most liveable, picturesque and sought after tourist cities in the world don't even have 100m tall buildings occupying their skyline.
Not sure how your theory works either

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timtam20292 wrote:
citywatcher wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:24 pm
aceman wrote:why can't we have something that is visibly higher than westpac?? why is it so hard to achieve this??
The airport radar keeps coming up.
I agree. We are 30 years overdue for that iconic 50 storey tower. Until it happens we remain a backwater.

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Moronic comment. :roll:
Coming from the Chief Moronic Officer himself

A quick look around Australia and New Zealand will set you straight.

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Some people have a weird cargo cult mentality to urban planning, where they look at major cities like Sydney and Melbourne and think that since they have skyscrapers we could be like them if we had skyscrapers too.

That isn't to say that development shouldn't be encouraged, shiny new buildings on the skyline do have a psychological impact, but they can't completely generate demand that isn't there.

Interestingly, if you look at Portland (which many have opinioned that Adelaide should seek to mimic) it's three tallest buildings were constructed in the 70s and 80s.
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citywatcher wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:59 am
timtam20292 wrote:
citywatcher wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:24 pm
The airport radar keeps coming up.
I agree. We are 30 years overdue for that iconic 50 storey tower. Until it happens we remain a backwater.

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Moronic comment. :roll:
Coming from the Chief Moronic Officer himself

A quick look around Australia and New Zealand will set you straight.

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citywatcher wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:58 am
Patrick_27 wrote:
citywatcher wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:24 pm
The airport radar keeps coming up.
I agree. We are 30 years overdue for that iconic 50 storey tower. Until it happens we remain a backwater.

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Not sure how your theory of we're somehow a backwater because we don't have a 50-storey tower works? Some of the most liveable, picturesque and sought after tourist cities in the world don't even have 100m tall buildings occupying their skyline.
Not sure how your theory works either

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So much so that you don't have any proper rebuttal...
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