Australia 108 is the tallest building in Australia by roof height.
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
IN THE SOUTHERN
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Australia 108 (previously 70 Southbank Boulevard) is a residential supertall skyscraper in the Southbank precinct of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
It is 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 completed in 2020.
The Herald Sun Digital Edition: SKYSCRAPER GETS ONE UP ON NEIGHBOUR
AT 319m high, Australia 108 becomes Melbourne's tallest building today (Tuesday 9th June 2020).
The 100-storey skyscraper has reached the construction milestone of being "topped out" with the final concrete pour at the roof and it is now 22m higher than its Southbank neighbour Eureka Tower.
The structure can also claim the title of the tallest residential tower in the southern hemisphere.
Builder Multiplex is now fitting out the apartment interiors, which will be completed in the coming months.
Work is also continuing on the building's protruding "Starburst", on levels 70 and 71, which includes two infinity pools cantilevering 210m above the street as well as a gym, lounges, dining areas, and a theatre.
Construction began in 2015 with a 12-month project of driving piles 46m into the ground to support the structure.
Developer World Class Global chief executive David Ng described the final stage as hugely fulfilling.
"Australia 108 is already a familiar landmark and has cemented itself on Melbourne's iconic skyline as it has risen over the past five years," Mr Ng said,
Like Eureka, the building has been designed by Melbourne architects Fender Katsalidis.
Founding partner Karl Fender said it was humbling to see both buildings side by side.
"The strong, visually symbiotic relationship between the two neighbouring towers has now, after Eureka's completion 15 years ago, been realised," he said.
A Chinese billionaire bought the Australia 108 penthouse in 2015 for $25 million - a Melbourne record at the time.
The lower half of the building has been occupied by residents since 2018 while construction continued above.
Multiplex regional managing director Graham Cottam said the project had required innovative building techniques.
"This is a build that has never been attempted in Australia before. The challenges in getting people and materials to such height required innovation, as did the construction of the cantilevering Starburst," he said.
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