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Melbourne: why parts of it are starting to feel like Hong Kong

posted 10.13 in news.

by contributor Rohan Storey Having worked in the fringes of the planning industry since the early 1990s, especially dealing with big projects in the central city, I now have to concede that all that I thought was good about planning in the city...

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To infinity and beyond

posted 03.13 in news.

“I want architectural excellence and height … I want buildings that inspire Victorians. If this can be done in the right place, and with beauty, then the sky’s the limit.” Matthew Guy, April 2012 Tower Melbourne –...

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Tall skinny stories

posted 10.12 in news.

Tower Melbourne (left and middle), Abode 318 (right). Elenberg Fraser “This is where Melbourne comes of age” Callum Fraser, Tower Melbourne architect Elenberg Fraser’s elegant suburban sprawl, but what about the city...

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Hearstiography

posted 01.11 in news.

Hearst tower

For a limited time, showing Up To The Sky Episode 1: The Hearst Tower, a half hour german documentary (with English narration). It’s a mildly interesting doco, if you can call it a documentary – it is rather gushingly positive. It...

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Man on wire

posted 10.10 in news.

The State Library of Victoria is showing “Man on Wire” for free this Wednesday night. It’s the film about tight rope walker Philippe Petit’s walk between the twin towers if the World Trade Center, in August 1974. The film...

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China's highs and lows

posted 10.09 in news.

Nice at the top, but not down on the ground. HIGH LOW

Fat scraper

posted 01.08 in news.

Lord Norman has just received planning approval for “Crystal Tower” in Moscow. The 500m tall building has a pretty wide base of 620m, and has been likened to a transparent wigwam. Some local architects weren’t too hot on it –...

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