Worthy of its own thread
Design by Bates Smart
Old and new designs
This look ok to me, but I would be keen to know how the eastern wall will be treated and if there is a blank wall towards the old Shell House or windows of some sort.
Looks like there may be a blank wall next to shell house. The other side has me worried, no render of that side usually says "insert blank wall here"
One side is right up against Shell House, so obviously it is blank and that must be OK, yes?
The other (long) side is depicted in the renders. The only thing missing from the renders is the 'back', but that has balconies on it so that can't be blank.
So there's one blank wall.. and that's the one that's right up against the neighbor.. so it wouldn't be anything else.
What am I missing?
My mistake. Your are correct, next to shell house has a blank wall.
Original taller version
I may catch some fire here (q man incoming) but I prefer the shorter version.
I'd say the taller one looks more elegant. but hey...
Regardless, it's still a really nice looking tower
I think I prefer a shorter one in this location...it slots nicely between the two buildings without sticking out too much or not at all in this case...good decision!
SEPTEMBER 1 2016 - 7:11PM Aisha Dow
The heritage-listed luxury Hotel Lindrum on Flinders Street is about to get a new 100-metre tower.
Melbourne City Council is likely to sign off on the project next week, which would see the back 30 metres of the existing building demolished to make way for a modern addition.
Originally the owners of the hotel had asked to build a much larger skyscraper of 183 metres, but amended their application in April for the prime CBD site.
As well as 77 hotel rooms, the 30-storey redevelopment will include 62 residential apartments.
Council officers have recommended Melbourne councillors grant a permit for the project, finding the design would not detract from the neighbouring Shell House at 1 Spring Street, designed by prominent Australian architect Harry Seidler.
it was never going to "detract from Shell House" in fact potentially cover up it's butt ugly wall. In any case, what frickin business does the planning authority have in "protecting Shell House." To me this is fishy and I suspect political business arm was used to also protect the tall Collins St towers much vaunted views (ahem insider deals). I think that this is a warm up for Wynne to completely slash the incredible proposal for next door.
Yep....."detract from shell house"?????? How about considering that this would've helped cover up what many of us see as a blight on our skyline.
The planning authority will be concerned about the potential heritage significance of Seidler's most impressive 1980s Melbourne tower. On the other hand, t's a long bow to draw arguing that anyone would be concerned about protecting views in Melbourne - where is the evidence for this anywhere else in the city over the last 5 years?
Whoever said the Seidler tower was "impressive"?
It certainly ranks among his worst tower designs and that's saying something considering that most of his high-rises are of low architectural value and quality.
True, he butchered Brisbane's skyline (fortunately Brisbane's skyline focus has shifted recently)...and Melbourne CBD's entire right hand corner is almost entirely ruined by this beast.
You guys shouldn't be too hard on Shell House. I think its blank walls are both epic and intimate at the same time... :)
your'e being both sardonic and insulting but also correct Dean ;)
He deserves it.
ive seen him contribute much more to this forum than you Dean, literally all you do here is shout at people and add no new observations. you are correct about Shell house being both epic yet intimate in it's choice or materials though
Move on champ. I don't need to be lectured to by lightweights.
To be fair, you started this. Sure can dish it out....
lol it's an urbanism forum not an amateur boxing gym
Few punches here and there makes it more exciting!
There is nothing better than a good bitch fight amongst presumably two guys!