View Full Version : 3 new Foster & Partners' scrapers for Sydney.

November 7th, 2003, 02:51 PM
Firstly, BT Tower is already under construction downtown. It will reach 242m/794ft to the tips of its spires.

Here are 2 renderings, a CGI & a north cross-section of this office building:



Indicting the 9 external lifts:




To see more pics and read info about BT Tower: www.126phillipstreet.com.au

The other 2 Foster scrapers are located midtown. They are known as 101 Bathurst St Towers 1 & 2. The taller one will be an apartment building @ 151m/495ft and the shorter one @ 114m/374ft at this stage in the planning, will be serviced apartments.

Here are a 2 renderings. Construction will begin in the first half of 2004.


November 7th, 2003, 06:22 PM
BTW Here are a few construction shots of BT Tower, only taken this week. It has 2 cores for the 9 external lifts and the floor plates are now at gound level (it was a very deep foundation pit).




November 9th, 2003, 11:04 AM
Anywho, models of 101 Bathurst St Towers 1 & 2 in part of the mid-town area.



November 9th, 2003, 01:07 PM
I would kill for that model, and if there is one of new york I want that too!

In fact there is one of new york in a museum in queens.

November 10th, 2003, 08:31 PM
Tee-hee, many have expressed so. It's kept quite up-to-date and in the offices of Sydney City Council.

Is the N.Y.C. one more archival or kept fairly up-to-date too?

Gee, there must be some residue feeling/s about Foster & Partner's World Trade Centre submissions, not that everyone has to have an opinion. Timing JonY, timing!

Most that know of the BT Tower design have mixed feelings about it. Bit of a wating game to see how the 'end product' turns out. (I'm hopeful).

As for the 101 Bathurst St Towers. it's recognised that it would be nice to add an archtiectural feature here and there, esp. at the top. Not just for superfical decoration but for superficial aesthetics LOL. A functional antenna wouldn't go astray, huh?

November 10th, 2003, 09:50 PM
The NYC one is accurate to about 1995. They update when they feel like it.

November 22nd, 2003, 03:52 PM
I would really like to know forumers opinions on these 3 Foster & Partners' scraper designs - whether good, bad or indifferent.

The height of the spires of BT Tower will reach 794ft / 242m.

It will be 39 floors above ground and the height to roof
will be 492ft / 150m.

As for the 101 Bathurst Street Towers, both are expected to start construction by either April/May '04.

November 22nd, 2003, 03:56 PM
No complaints, actually, I like it! Its quite pure, it reminds me of calm waters. As well as being nicely linear with good proportions.

November 22nd, 2003, 04:09 PM
emmeka, what about the design via renders etc. for BT Tower?

November 22nd, 2003, 04:14 PM
well, its very norman foster, but i think the giant exess of structure at the top is overwhelming but i will grow to like it more im sure.

December 3rd, 2003, 03:52 PM
As far as the previuosly Foster & Parnter's Bathurst 101 Towers 1 & 2, the taller tower will now be known as lumiere (small 'l') and the smaller tower which will be serviced apartments, to be known as Fraser Suites. All part of a complex known as 'Regent Place'.

Here is the flash web site for Regent Place: http://www.regentplace.com.au/

December 4th, 2003, 08:24 AM
In a few years, Sydney will be almost undistinguishable because of all these huge projects, Im so happy!!!

December 23rd, 2003, 10:49 AM
I'm happy that you're happy :wink:

Latest construction pic of BT Tower:


December 23rd, 2003, 12:47 PM
Its underway!!! Rise my pretty, rise!

December 23rd, 2003, 01:59 PM

What is it with all the architects now with that truss-frame headdressing?

Is that for celular towers or something?

I wonder if they designed the building with the capacity for future expansion....


Oh, one other point of contention here. I see B O V I S is the one doing the construction, and I am sure that the architect's name is on the plaquard, but who was the engineer?

I would like to see their name displayed somewhere on these constructions, ESPECIALLY during construction!!!!

But I am baised... ;)

December 24th, 2003, 05:18 AM
Its underway!!! Rise my pretty, rise!
LOL emmeka. I'm impressed. You obviously know about the 'Dark Queen's' lines from Barbarella....i.e. "My pretty, pretty". It was the 1960's.

@ Ninjahedge:

Cellular towers, no. Architectural features, yes. We are talking Foster & Partners, ya know !?!

Re: future expansion of B.T. Tower's floor plates?....perhaps. We have something in Sydney though called the "Sun Plane Access" which prohibits scrapers from casting shadows over parks and public areas eg. plazas, since the mid-late 1990s.

BTW The structural engineers are Bovis Lend Lease.

December 24th, 2003, 05:43 AM
I think that on some levels it is good to prevent buildings from overshadowing public areas.

It makes it more open and airy.

December 24th, 2003, 09:41 AM
Yeah, I know a lot about archetectural features Jony (Civil Engineer here)

But I, for one, would rather see that space being used for something besides a 120ft tall tiara.

Same shape, but do like the idea of using it rather than just decorating it.

http://web.mit.edu/bic/www/7-12-02-%20Citicorp%20Tower%201.jpgNot http://www.126phillipstreet.com.au/images/features/building_02_ImageMap_02_ove.gif

December 28th, 2003, 05:13 PM
Ahh, the pragmatic civil engineer. Wouldn't have known otherwise.

LOL @ 'tiara'...hrmmm, a sparkly-warkly tiara. That would be somethin'!!

I guess if I were 'director of every movie in town' I would do things differently too. However, This is Foster's baby.

Personally I'm waiting for the finished or near finished 'product'.

January 8th, 2004, 12:02 PM
The latest construction pic of 126 Phillip Street aka BT Tower. Only taken today. The furthermost core has reached level 12 including the core box:


January 10th, 2004, 12:07 PM
slow but shure.

January 16th, 2004, 02:28 PM
slow but shure.
Slow, no. Sure, yes. It's a little ahead of schedule. Bovis Lend Lease in conjunction with Foster and Assoc. don't throw up on the cheap. BT Tower will be quality to the hilt and is expected to be finished just after mid-2005.

An interesting neighbour a couple of city blocks away will complement the huge masts of BT. Although Capita Centre is to roof hidden in the canyons of Sydney scrapers, Harry Seidler & Associates' 1989 structure with its 600ft/183m to tip of mast, will certainly wave hello http://www.handykult.de/plaudersmilies.de/happy/xyxwave.gif .



emmeka junior
January 18th, 2004, 05:40 PM
Hi JonY I have seen that you and my dad have become quite good friends on this forum, He is in hospital at the moment.

I agree with a lot of the things he talks about though. (probably because he has taught me most of what i know). I love that building in Sydney with the 'exoskeleton' its quite adventurous