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Old Posted Aug 12, 2017, 2:39 AM
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Old Posted Aug 12, 2017, 4:30 AM
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Apparently, the design has changed, too:

BTW, the "roof" height actually seems to be to the last habital floor. There isn't a height given for the crown, which will contain photovoltaic panels to help power the building. And then the spire rises from this.
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Old Posted Aug 26, 2017, 7:19 AM
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The building is interesting because at the base it will have entries from two streets which have a 6m difference in height. This Google Maps image may help:

Red = proposed site

More info on the heights here:

Original design:

The architects webpage says this about the original design:

"The proposed building rises some 126m above Davey Street to roof level. Above roof level there is a permeable ‘roof’ structure that supports photovoltaic panels for on-site power generation, and which rises around 21m to the base of a corner mast which rises another 17m. Below Davey Street there are an additional six levels, with four of these below Despard Street.

The form of the building comprises a ‘podium’ that spans across the 6m change of level between Davey Street and Despard/ Brooke Streets and rises some 17m above Davey Street."

So it looks like:
Section A - 12m underground - 4 levels (~3m each) = below Brooke/Despard
Section B - 6m between Brooke/Despard and Davey
Section C - 126m habitable floors above Davey (includes 17m of podium, the rest tower)
Section D - 21m solar structure
Section E - 17m mast

Assuming Brooke/Despard is the main entry (given the below ground levels, I expect this is the case), that would give a total above ground building structure of 132m to roof (B+C), 170m to spire (B+C+D+E).

However, the building was always mentioned in news stories (and there were lots of them) as a "120m tower".

New design

The new design was announced and detailed in these articles:


However, the most detail we have is:

"The planned Davey Street building has increased in height from 120 metres to over 210 metres.
Mr Noye said the proposal is for 186 metres of inhabitable floors, and then a 24-metre spire."

It would be logical to think that the "186m" reflects the previous B+C, and the 24m reflects the previous D+E.

Here is an "old vs new" comparison, showing that the spire section alone (E) is shorter, on the new one, confirming that the 24m refers to D+E.

So when you read something about the height on this, it may not be 100% accurate - the "120m to 210m" certainly isn't, it's either "132m to 186m" or "170m to 210m". The development application has still not been advertised for this one, so we still don't know for sure.
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