Q1 Tower, Surfers Paradise Australia

Q1 Tower, Surfers Paradise Australia

Peter O.
The Q1 Tower is in Hamilton Ave Surfers Paradise, Australia. When completed in 2005 it was the 17th tallest building and tallest all-residential building in the world. It cost approx. $US307M to build. It is 322.5m (1,058ft) tall to the top of the spire. The spire is 97.7m (320ft) tall and extends 47m (154ft) above the glass fin. It is made of 12 sections and weighs 87.2 tonnes. The buildings has 527 apartments consisting of one Penthouse, 12 sub-penthouses, 213 one-bedroom, 184 two-bedroom, and 117 three-bedroom apartments. The penthouse was apparently sold for $12 million to Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe. It became the most expensive apartment in Queensland. The building rests on 22 piles, each 2 metres in diameter and 45m (148ft) deep. The building sways a maximum of 600mm in strong wind. The elevators are the fastest in Australia, at 9.0 meters per second (1772 ft/min). Modelled by Peter Olsen, Brighton-le-Sands, Sydney, Australia. #australia #gold_coast #peter_olsen #Q1 #residential #surfers_paradise #tallest_building #tower
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