A city planning group in Sydney has approved a Kannfinch-designed mixed-use development, 115 Bathurst Street, for a site in Sydney’s CBD. The development includes a "super-slim," 240-meter (787-foot) tower which would be the third tallest building in the city.
The project, on a 4,000-square meter (43,000-square foot) site, proposes a retail and commercial podium at the base of the skyscraper, which will include up to 70 residential stories.
One of the major design features is the floor-plate layout, accommodating the extremely thin design and allowing all apartments to access northern sun and views, Architecture & Design reports.
Some critics have questioned the height, especially in the context of Sydney. Architecture Source's article about 115 Bathurst asks, "When is ‘tall’ tall enough?" The author wonders if this tower signifies a concrete move toward building tall in Australia.