The Age is reporting that 433 Collins Street may get the nod for demolition at an MCC meeting next week
An “unsightly” Melbourne high rise that dropped part of its marble facade onto a city plaza is beyond repair and should be demolished, a Melbourne City Council report has found.
The owners of the former Suncorp office building on Collins Street have applied for a permit to destroy the 27-storey tower, which has sat empty since 2012 when a slab from the building smashed onto the forecourt below.
A council report to be tabled next week has called for the permit to be approved, despite the fact they have previously recommended the site for heritage protection. That advice was rejected by Planning Minister Matthew Guy last year, subject to further review.
The council's planning chairman, councillor Ken Ong, said he believed the local heritage significance of the building was outweighed by its current state.
Laury Laurentian Lasry Laurence "Blockhead" Dragomir has previously done a concept for the site too: