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Pictured: The amazing ‘Pencil Tower Hotel’ in Sydney set to become Australia’s skinniest skyscraper

Pictured: The incredible ‘Pencil Tower Hotel’ in Sydney that’s set to become Australia’s skinniest skyscraper, with a width of just SIXTEEN FEET

  • The super-slim skyscraper is set to be built at 410 Pitt Street in the heart of the city’s business district
  • It will be fashioned out of ‘a lot of concrete to stabilise the structure and minimise sway’
  • The design studio behind the project estimates it will cost AUS$25million (£14million) to complete

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Designs have been unveiled for a new hotel in Sydney that’s set to become Australia’s skinniest skyscraper.

The ‘improbably narrow’ Pencil Tower Hotel, pencilled in to be built at 410 Pitt Street in the heart of the city’s business district, measures 328ft high (100m), but is just 16.4ft (5m) wide.

Fashioned out of ‘a lot of concrete to stabilise the structure and minimise sway’, the super-slim skyscraper has been designed to offer 173 ‘compact’ hotel rooms, with six units per floor.

The ‘improbably narrow’ Pencil Tower Hotel, pencilled in to be built at 410 Pitt Street in the heart of Sydney’s business district, measures 328ft high (100m), but is just 16.4ft (5m) wide

The tower would be fashioned out of 'a lot of concrete to stabilise the structure and minimise sway'

The tower would be fashioned out of ‘a lot of concrete to stabilise the structure and minimise sway’

Concept images released by Durbach Block Jaggers, the studio behind the design, show how the tower will sit on a ‘podium building’, which will contain a lobby, café and lounge. 

The designers also envisage a walled courtyard garden for shared use overlooking the street below. 

Atop the tower, there is set to be a rooftop sundeck, a swimming pool and a ‘hammam’ for guests to unwind in while soaking up the views.

In terms of interiors, sketches show the hotel would be decked out with contemporary furnishings and a bright colour palette comprising peach and sunflower hues. 

Durbach Block Jaggers told MailOnline Travel that the tower would take 18 months to two years to build once it has been green-lit, with the budget coming in at AUS$25million (£14million). 

Detailing the project on its website, the firm says: ‘An improbably narrow site is envisaged for a 328ft (100m) tower in the downtown area of Sydney near its central station.

‘Our proposal embraces this extraordinary attenuated quality, proposing a “column” tower on a low-scale podium.

‘The podium references the delicacy and detail of its heritage neighbours, using the language of grand arching brickwork.’

The Pencil Tower Hotel certainly takes the concept of super-slim towers to a whole new level. 

Currently, the world’s slimmest skyscraper is the Steinway Tower in New York City, which has a maximum width of 60ft (18m) and reaches a height of 1,428ft (435m).

In terms of interiors, sketches show the hotel would be decked out with contemporary furnishings and a bright colour palette comprising peach and sunflower hues

The tower will sit on a 'podium building', which will contain a lobby, cafe and lounge

LEFT: In terms of interiors, sketches show the hotel would be decked out with contemporary furnishings and a bright colour palette comprising peach and sunflower hues. RIGHT: The tower will sit on a ‘podium building’, which will contain a lobby, cafe and lounge



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