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Brisbane in Australia is currently having a boom in proposals and approvals for skyscrapers now it seems height limits in the city may be lifted by the powers that be.

 

One of the most recent green-lights will see a two tower project that will house the most expensive apartments in the city. Named the French Quarter Towers the project comes from local developer Devine Limited, it consists of two towers which will be built in two stages, one standing at 54 storeys and the second at 40 storeys.

 

With apartments ranging in price from $2.5 million to a whopping $15 million you might be expecting some spectacular, gimmicky, Dubai inspired skyscraper instead, what Brisbane will be getting is two towers which are rather reserved and elegant.

 

Squared at the bases the towers rise up in a pretty standard boxy way until they get about a third of the way up where they begin to gently curve inwards on one side, the curve deepens before coming back out again creating a subtle sort of S shape at the tops of the towers.

 

The shaping of the tower isn't detracted from by any epic spires or crowns the addition of which could have made the towers look decidedly trashy. The facades are glazed and balconied offering residents fantastic views and somewhere nice to enjoy a glass of wine and the odd sunset or two.

 

Residents at the tower can look forward to unsurpassed luxury as soon as a winner is announced for a international competition to design the interiors of the towers though it can probably be assumed the towers will also be home to a six star luxury hotel that with gymnasiums, spas and restaurants you have to wear a tie in.

 

One thing is for sure though the tower will offer the very latest in "technomenities", a fancy word invented by marketing bods that means the towers will have the latest generation smart home technology, which will include automated systems for lighting and climate, in-home entertainment and electronic concierge services.

 

Despite the French theme, high tech auroma technology spewing out the smell of garlic will not be included, whilst the concierge is likely to be much friendlier to English speakers than a Parisian would be.

 

Construction is hoped to start in 2009 with completion penned in for mid 2012.

 

http://www.skyscrapernews.com/news.php?ref=1487

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Beau projet. Mais ça m'intrigue de savoir comment il peut y avoir assez de gens prêts à payer entre $2,5M et $15M pour remplir ces deux tours, dans une ville qui fait la moitié de la taille de Montréal, et dans un pays dont le PIB par habitant est légèrement inférieur à celui du Canada.

 

Despite the French theme, high tech auroma technology spewing out the smell of garlic will not be included, whilst the concierge is likely to be much friendlier to English speakers than a Parisian would be.

 

Sont fatiguants avec ces vieux stéréotypes là. :mad: Sûrement un journaliste qui n'est jamais allé à Paris...

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LE prix des maisons est en moyenne deux fois plus cher en autralie qu'au Québec.

 

J'ai de la famille à Sydney, et ma tante a vendu sa maison. Une petite chiotte de 500p² avec une salle de bain de 25p². Elle l'a vendu pour 1.3 millions. Vrai qu'elle était située à moins de 5 minutes de marche de la plage, mais ça ne change pas le fait que c'était une toute petite maison avec 2 chambres à coucher, une cuisine et un salon!

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L'étalement urbain est beaucoup moins présent en Australie qu'au Canada, la densité fait donc monter les prix. Il y a aussi beaucoup moins de grands centres.

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