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As Melbourne's highest tower, Australia 108 will form a bridge between earth and sky. When low cloud rolls in from the ocean, you will enter what seems another realm. A sky that appears grey at street level will reveal itself as a misty dreamland, a breath-taking spectacle unimaginable to those on the ground. Australia 108 presents the Sky Rise Residences. These exclusive apartments are found above Melbourne and offer a luxury lifestyle never experienced before. Australia 108 is the world's tallest residential tower. Height: 317 m THE HIGHEST RESIDENCES IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Australia 108 (previously 70 Southbank Boulevard) is a residential supertall skyscraper currently under construction in the Southbank precinct of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. When completed, it will become the tallest building in Australia by roof height, surpassing the Eureka Tower, and the second-tallest building in Australia by full height, surpassed by Q1. The World Class Land development project consists of a 317-metre-tall (1,040 ft) apartment building with 1,105 apartments over 100 floors. Construction of the revised Fender Katsalidis Architects-design by Brookfield Multiplex commenced in 2015, with completion expected in 2020. Inspections by appointment only. Call Swee Ng on 0424 583 188. The Herald Sun Digital Edition: SKYSCRAPER THAT RAISES THE ROOF Australia 108 is now our tallest building SAY hello to Melbourne's new high point. Melbourne has just raised the roof to heights never before seen in the southern hemisphere as the city's tallest skyscraper, Australia 108, is now looking down on the former top tower - Grocon's 297m Eureka Tower. Singapore developer World Class Global will today announce the building's central lift core has reached its 100-storey , 317m full height. That also makes it the nation's second tallest structure, beneath the Gold Coast's Q1 tower - which uses a 75m architectural spire to reach 322.5m into the sky despite its roof being only 235m tall. Project director Craig Baudin of Fender Katsalidis architects said by roof height, Australia 108 was now believed to be the tallest tower in the southern hemisphere. "It's pretty much at 317m, because there's no decorative structures above it - that's the roof of the uppermost penthouse," he said. "But there's another seven storeys of glass to go up (around it)." A crane that will clean the building's upper windows adds another few metres to the height, but is not counted for architectural purposes. Construction on the $1 billion building, which began in November 2015, won't end until mid-next year. World Class Global chief executive David Ng said Melbourne was a "natural" fit for the building. "It was natural to want to create an architectural landmark in such an important and vibrant international hub," Mr Ng said. Multiplex regional director Frank McMahon said building it was no mean feat. "Apart from the sheer scale of the building, there have been a number of engineering challenges to overcome , such as driving piles some 47m below ground, installing structural walls up to 2m thick, and constructing the Starburst, which cantilevers out over the public street," Mr McMahon said. Australia 108 has already taken prices to new heights - the penthouse sold to a Chinese billionaire in 2015 for $25 million - a Melbourne record at the time. The Herald Sun Digital Edition: SKYSCRAPER THAT RAISES THE ROOF This article is from the November 21, 2019 issue of The Herald Sun Digital Edition.
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