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PostPosted: 15 Jun 2012, 22:32 
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Errol Stewart, well known developer in Tasmania's north has put forward his plan to construct a towering residential, business and commercial centre on the banks of the Tamar River in Launceston. If built it will be the tallest building ever constructed in Tasmania. He is determined to get Tasmania up and moving, to create jobs for our ailing construction industry which is in dire straits with the industry losing many tradespeople moving to mainland Australia in order to gain employment. What are your thoughts?


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PostPosted: 15 Jun 2012, 23:34 
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The proposed building certainly blends in with and pays respect to its surroundings.

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PostPosted: 15 Jun 2012, 23:38 
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I like the look of it. Not award winning, but it makes the cut.

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I'd definitely like to see Launceston built up. But I'm not a fan of hi-rise outside of a city's traditional CBD, especially for the tallest building. It has made Wrest Point casino in Hobart a landmark for decades, but in my personal opinion it detracts from the sense of centrality in the CBD.

ALso think that Launceston and cities like it have an opportunity to embrace consistent European style height limits than the jumble of heights that is typically of the big Australian cities. Its a real differentiator, as most modern skylines across the western world are samey looking.


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PostPosted: 17 Jun 2012, 11:51 
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I agree with you williampitt.
Since making my post, and before I read your most recent post, I had started thinking similar things in regards to how it could/ would be better off embracing a European style medium rise density.
I wouldn't like to see Launceston or Hobart (especially Hobart) building skyscrapers. Doesn't mean they can't be innovative though.

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