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Two high rises each are intended for Perth, Brisbane.

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Proposed World Trade Center development in Perth; image courtesy of Woods Bagot

Trade Center Would Include Perth’s Tallest Skyscraper

Private developers backed by the Australian government plan to build a World Trade Center that includes towers of 75 and 36 stories in Perth near the main railway station, msn reported. The 75-story structure would be the city’s largest and tallest building, and the overall project, situated on 1.9 ha, would also have commercial, residential and entertainment components. Australian Premier Colin Barnett said he is confident the development will stimulate the economy of Perth and beyond. No timeframe was given, but the developer has begun to acquire land.

Towers Planned in Brisbane

Two tall towers are planned for Brisbane. A 38-story tower containing more than 900 rooms for students is to rise at 71-97 Turbot Street/62-80 Ann Street by Singaporean developer We Hur, Brisbane Development reported. In addition to amenities such as study, communal and recreation areas, the building is to contain ground-level retail and a large, open sky terrace on the 24th floor. The project includes preservation and restoration of nearby historic buildings dating from the early 1900s. Designed by Woods Bagot, it would be the developer’s second such project in Brisbane.

Brisbane Development also reported Lionmar Holdings Pty. Ltd. hopes to build a 30-story, 10,137-m2 tower designed by Ferro Arch Architects at 320 George Street. Plans call for 26 stories of offices, some apartments, several bars and restaurants and parking. It would take shape on the current site of strip club the Grosvenor Hotel. No timeframe was given, but landscape design is already underway.

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