‘Mega skyscraper’ standing 321m tall with 110 storeys is set to be the biggest structure in the Southern Hemisphere when it is completed in Melbourne
- Australia 108 is set to be the tallest skyscraper in the Southern Hemisphere standing 321 metres into the sky
- The mega skyscraper is currently under construction at 70 Southbank Boulevard, South Bank, Melbourne
- The tower sits next to the former title owner Eureka tower and contains 100 storeys and 1100 apartments
- Multiplex began construction in 2015 and it is expected to be complete in 2020- with most units already sold
An Australian ‘mega’ skyscraper is set to make history as the tallest building in the South Hemisphere.
Australia 108 in Melbourne’s South Bank precinct will stand at 321m once it has been completed.
The tower spans 110 storeys and contains 1100 apartments, with nearly 90 per cent already sold.
Construction company Multiplex began building the mega skyscraper, designed by Fender Katsalidis Architects, in 2015 and expect it to be complete in 2020.
Australia 108 in Melbourne’s South Bank precinct will become the tallest skyscraper in the Southern Hemisphere it has been completed in 2020
‘Without doubt it is a truly a career changing event for anyone involved- for all of our people and anyone working on the site,’ Frank McMahon from Multiplex told Sunrise.
‘It’s such an incredible journey to create such an icon for Melbourne’s skyline.
‘We really are creating history here.
The residential hub sits adjacent to the former title owner, the Eureka Tower, which stands at 297 metres.
The luxurious residential hub sits next to the Eureka tower which climbs to 297 metres high and held the title prior to Australia 108
The building will also surpass Queensland Q1, which reaches 235 metres, excluding the spire, and was the world’s tallest residential until April 2011.
The central lift, which services 100 storeys, was completed this week with an estimated speed of nine metres per second.
Across the past four years, around 800 workers have toiled on the site.
The penthouse, worth 25 million, is 500 square metres with 360 degree views across Melbourne’s skyline.
A golden level, called the Starburst, contains a gym, pool, and sun room for residents to socialise and relax
Buyers began moving into properties in mid 2018 even though the building was not yet complete.
When it was first released into the market in 2014, one-bedroom apartments started at $517,000 and two-bedrooms began at $642,000.
The structure breaches the clouds around floors 90 to 91.
A golden level, called the Starburst, contains a gym, pool, and sun room for residents to socialise and relax.
A picture taken from inside the Starburst shows a luxurious window front pool with views of Melbourne’s skyline with an inside gym located above