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PostSubject: Gold Coasts Main Place Swooshes In   Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:42 am

Australian surfer's paradise, the Gold Coast, is set to add to its ever growing skyscraper cluster with a new tower that looks like it could be sponsored by Nike although it isn't.

The imaginatively entitled Main Place is designed to stand above a new light rail station that is also included in the plans and takes up much of the podium space at ground level.

With 50 storeys and a height of over 150 metres, the building will contain residential apartments plus a 173 bedroom four-star hotel, a business centre occupying one floor for office use, and full integration of the light rail station into a retail mall. The retail outlets will spill onto the sidewalks with newly remodeled public space and green areas allowing al fresco dining plus rejuvenated pedestrian routes at the expense of the motorcar.

Eschewing the tropic-friendly blue glazing that many towers on the Gold Coast display, Main Place features curving patterns of dark glazing behind a white patterned facade giving it a streamlined look. On the corners of the tower element balconies curve outwards creating concave ends. On the main sides of the skyscraper are contrasting convex curves pushing gently outwards at the middle.

The plans for Main Place have yet to be filed by the developer, the Potter Group, but if built will be the eighth skyscraper constructed in the Gold Coast.

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