Australia 108 reaches 100th floor and achieves new construction milestone

Australia 108 reaches 100th floor and achieves new construction milestone
Australia 108 reaches 100th floor and achieves new construction milestone

One of the most highly-anticipated skyscrapers of our decade, Australia 108, has just achieved yet another construction milestone, reaching its peak core lift height of 100 levels.

The Fender Katsalidis-designed building is the sister tower to its neighbouring Eureka Tower, which Australia 108's building slab height surpassed earlier this year.  

This remarkable construction feat undertaken by Multiplex required a series of new building techniques to be developed explicitly for the project due to the unique nature of its design. An example of this is the purpose-build platforms which were installed for builders to install the 12-tonne golden trusses on to create the striking Starburst feature.

World Class Global CEO David Ng explains that the unique golden feature will become an iconic hallmark of the Melbourne city skyline. 

"The arrival of Australia 108's golden Starburst is a distinctive moment in the transformation of Melbourne's skyline for decades to come. I think many Melburnians will look back one day and struggle to remember a time when this golden star wasn't twinkling on our cityscape.”

Australia 108 reaches 100th floor and achieves new construction milestone
Australia 108. Credit: Aspial - World Class Land

Construction facts at a glance:

  • The Starburst is made up of 24 trusses (15 metres by 3.3 metres)
  • Extensive groundworks took ten months to complete
  • Bored piles reach 47 metres underground
  • Interiors are slated for completion early next year
  • The entire tower is likely to be completed mid-2020

"The installation of the Starburst is a key milestone in the delivery of this iconic tower, and we're delighted to have completed it safely and to an exceptional standard of quality. "It's a very proud moment for the entire Multiplex team to see Australia 108 and its Starburst now standing tall on the Melbourne skyline."

Graham Cottam, Multiplex Regional Managing Director 

Currently, residents on lower levels of the tower have moved into their new homes, and have access to Level 11 facilities. These amenities include a fully-equipped gymnasium and pool, a golf simulator, movie theatre and dining room. 

Other updates:

  • Over the next few months, owners of the premium Cloud Residences (Levels 72 to 83) will be allowed to move into their homes. 
  • A new release of 3-bedroom Cloud Residences is now available for sale.

Olivia Round

Olivia Round

Olivia Round is the Features Editor of urban.com.au. Olivia specialises in news reporting, in-depth editorial content and video + podcast interviews with industry experts.

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