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Old Posted May 13, 2009, 2:48 AM
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I'm working overseas and went to Perth two weeks ago to visit family. It was my first good look around the CBD in 2 years. I was blessed with beautiful blue skies, lots of light and fine weather. Enjoy the pics!

The first three were taken from the South Perth foreshore









Perth's newest highrise - Century City (103m) Next to it is the BankWest Tower, Perth's tallest building from 1988 to 1993 (214m)









Prominent in this photo is QV1 (163 m), Perth's 3rd tallest and the Woodside Tower (137 m)





The Forrest Centre (110 m) and Governor Stirling Tower (110 m): built a decade apart.







A trio of highrises: Allendale Square (130m), St Martins Tower (140 m - Perth's tallest from 1976 to 1988) and Exchange Plaza (137 m)





Perth's Bell Tower (82 m)





AMP Centre (132 m) and Central Park (249 m), Perth's tallest building.





The Forrest Centre from St Georges Terrace





The core and megacolumns rising for Perth's next tallest building: BHP Tower (270 m) due for completion 2012.





BankWest Tower and AMP Centre





The Wheel of Perth, a 50m high ferris wheel on the Swan River foreshore.





Central Park. In the near foreground is the construction site for BHP Tower.









Closeup of the top of the BankWest Tower. The antenna reaches 247 m.





St Martins Tower. At the top is a stylized crown topping a revolving restaurant.





Central Park. The St George sign was added in 2007, which means 7 out of the top 10 skyscrapers in Perth have signs or electronic billboards on their crowns.





Perth from Kings Park









Central Park. The trusses on each of the setbacks actually help stiffen the building and are not simply for decoration.







Woodside Tower





QV1. Perth's widest skyscraper at 70 m across.





Woodside and QV1





The serrated glass facade of BankWest. The tower was built over the restored Palace Hotel (1898). To the right is Century City.





And my last view of the skyline on my plane going back.

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Old Posted May 13, 2009, 3:06 AM
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Wow, those are some awesome shots! I like the details too. I would like to visit Perth sometime, it seems like a really cool coastal town.
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Old Posted May 13, 2009, 3:37 AM
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Perth is an amazing city. I've had some fantastic times there and the weather is stunning. I highly recommend a visit.

Just an interesting fact about Perth from our friends at Wikipedia "Perth is one of the most isolated metropolitan areas on Earth. The nearest city to Perth with a population over 1 million is Adelaide in South Australia, which is 2,104 kilometers (1,307 mi) away. Perth is geographically closer to East Timor, Singapore and Jakarta, Indonesia, than it is to Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane."
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Old Posted May 13, 2009, 4:16 AM
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I love Australian cities...they all seem so modern, clean, and beautiful.
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Old Posted May 13, 2009, 6:01 AM
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I love Australian cities...they all seem so modern, clean, and beautiful.
Great tour of the skyline and the skyscrapers.

I was thinking much the same thing, save for me it looks modern in the sense of late 80's/early 90's "modern". Everything does look intensely clean and green as if the entire city has an entirely service-based economy.

I take it South Perth is the industrial center of the region?
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It is very clean!
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Old Posted May 13, 2009, 7:49 AM
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Nice pics.

Any renderings of that new 270m tower?
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Old Posted May 13, 2009, 8:33 AM
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South Perth is just a suburb across the Swan River that's a great vantage point for skyline shots.

The upcoming 270m high BHP Tower (which actually has less floors and a lower roof height than the current tallest)



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Great pictures Damien.
Perth has the best looking skyscrapers in Oceania IMO.
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I am not sure that I've seen anything of Perth other than skyline shots, so, it's nice to see a bit more from the street level. Great shots, thanks!
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great shots! Australia cities do have nice skylines!
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Great photos! Perth reminds me of what San Diego would look like if there wasn't an airport near the downtown (eg: they could build taller buildings).

Does Perth have many older buildings (like Melbourne or Adelaide), or is it really that new?
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Interesting skyline, and it's much more "packed" than I expected. Quality images too!
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Interesting skyline, and it's much more "packed" than I expected. Quality images too!
And an extremely comprehensive set of photos, as well. I get the feeling that I've seen the city from all angles.

Great stuff.
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Nice pictures. Perth has some nice modern buildings.
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My first, and only, time in Perth was back in Sept. '85, so needless to say, I wouldn't recognize it now, without visiting this thread. I thought Perth was cool. Friendly people. I liked the 19th-C. architecture.
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Great photos! Perth reminds me of what San Diego would look like if there wasn't an airport near the downtown (eg: they could build taller buildings).
I've heard that from a few Navy guys while living in San Diego.They said it was like San Diego, but cleaner.
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Looks good. A friend of mine goes there often for work and loves it.
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Simply outstanding...thx for the bldg info too. I'd luv to go down unda!
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Wow, Perth has a nicely balanced skyline. I'm impressed. Nice set, and thanks for sharing.
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