The skyline of Brisbane is one of the most spectacular in Australia. And with new buildings popping up all over the place, there are even more places to see. Here’s a quick guide to the city’s tallest structures and their upcoming developments.
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Tallest building in Brisbane
One of the fastest growing cities in Australia, Brisbane has been home to some of the most impressive buildings in the country. The skyline is undergoing a major change in the coming years. This includes the construction of a tower that will be the tallest residential building in the southern hemisphere.
Since the earliest days of the city, developers have been racing to build the highest possible structures. Today, there are over 15 skyscrapers in Brisbane over 150 metres. There are also four towers under construction that will add to the height of the city’s skyline.
The first skyscraper to surpass the 150 metre mark was the Central Plaza One in 1988. It was a joint venture between Aspial Corporation and World Class Land.
By 2005, the city’s tallest structure was the Riparian Plaza. When completed, it stood at 200 metres.
Queen’s Wharf Residences
Queen’s Wharf Residences in Brisbane Skyline is a new and exclusive residential tower in the precinct of the new Queen’s Wharf Brisbane integrated resort. It will feature a range of one, two and three-bedroom apartments. There are also limited penthouse suites. All of the residences will be a stone’s throw away from world-class hotels.
Queen’s Wharf Residences is part of a $3.6 billion development in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD. The development is being led by Destination Brisbane Consortium, which is a joint venture between Star Entertainment Group, Far East Consortium and Chow Tai Fook Enterprises. These companies are known for their extensive property experience around the world.
This new development will create an iconic new icon for the city of Brisbane. In addition to the residences, the precinct will include several new hotels, restaurants, bars, cinemas and more.
Cbus Property’s 443 Queen Street tower
Cbus Property’s iconic 443 Queen Street tower in Brisbane is a landmark building that will provide residents with unparalleled views of the city. The project will also set a new benchmark for sustainability, with the first residential tower in Australia to be awarded a 6 Star Green Star Design.
The development features a 47 storey tower and 264 high-end apartments. It will also include retail space and communal recreation areas. This includes an outdoor cafe and restaurant, a 25-metre lap pool, and a reflecting pool.
Residents will enjoy spacious, well-appointed rooms, with large windows, lush tropical gardens, and sheltered breezeways. They also will have access to a range of outdoor living spaces, including private entryways, a balcony, and a terrace.
The building will also feature multiple external walls, creating cross ventilation and river views. Each apartment will have its own screened pavilion, which extends living space and offers flexibility to open up to the elements.
Aria’s shelved 171 Edward Street tower
ARIA Property Group’s shelved 171 Edward Street tower on Brisbane’s skyline could soon be making a comeback. Aria, a reputable developer whose wares include a number of high-profile apartment projects in the South Brisbane and Kangaroo Point area, has submitted a new development application to the Brisbane City Council. It outlines plans to construct a plethora of retail, commercial and recreational facilities.
The company’s 91 Edward Street tower, designed by architecture firm Rothelowman, is also on the market for sale. This 82-storey residential tower is a nod to the area’s history as a hub of industrial and commercial activity. The building will feature one and two bedroom apartments. In addition to the apartments, the building will be home to a large landscaped roof garden, a residents’ lounge, a residents’ swimming pool and a state-of-the-art gym.
Brisbane City Hall is a magnificent architectural landmark that is one of the most important heritage icons in Australia. This building has been used as an event venue for decades, attracting thousands of visitors each year. The building is listed on the Queensland Heritage Register.
Built between 1920 and 1930, the building was the second largest construction project in Australia at the time. In the early 1900s, classical styles were popular for major public buildings. These styles were influenced by Ancient Greece and Rome.
When it was completed in 1930, the building cost almost one million pounds. Builders used three different types of marble to finish the building. White marble was imported from Italy, and black marble came from Belgium.
In addition to being the main civic building in Brisbane, City Hall also houses the Museum of Brisbane. This building is open to the public, and many events are free to attend. Guests can enjoy exhibitions, cultural events, and concerts.