Ground has broken on what will soon be Brisbane’s tallest tower, the 270m Skytower apartment building in the city’s CBD.
The skyscraper will transform the city’s skyline, with 125 storeys brushing close to the citywide 274m height limit.
Brisbane-based practice Noel Robinson Architects designed the building, which will contain a mix of residential and commercial spaces. Their previous work includes the ICT building at the University of Sunshine Coast and the Mincom World Headquarters in Brisbane.
View below for a tour of the future tower.
In Brisbane’s 2014 city centre master plan the council said it was engaging with the federal government and airspace authorities to have the height restriction reviewed in some areas of the city.
Developer Billbergia and investment company AMP Capital have jointly driven the project, while Hutchinson Builders are undertaking construction work.
Bates Smart architects designed an earlier draft of the building, but the practice is no longer involved in this project.
The current tallest tower in Brisbane is Infinity, which was built in 2013 and sits at 249 metres high.