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Thread: 3 new Foster & Partners' scrapers for Sydney.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emmeka
    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.

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    I think that on some levels it is good to prevent buildings from overshadowing public areas.

    It makes it more open and airy.

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    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.

    Not

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    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'.

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    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:


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    slow but shure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emmeka
    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 .

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    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

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