Crown Towers (Melbourne)

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Crown Towers
Crown Towers, Melbourne Australia in 2010.jpg
Crown Towers in 2010
Alternative names
  • Crown Towers Hotel
  • Crown Casino Hotel[1]
General information
Status Complete
Location 8 Whiteman Street, Melbourne, Australia
Australia
Completed 1997
Opened 8 May 1997
Height
Architectural 152.5 m (500 ft)[2]
Roof 141.5 m (464 ft)[2]
Technical details
Floor count 40 [2]
Design and construction
Architecture firm
Developer Crown Resorts
Main contractor Grocon
Other information
Number of rooms 482[3]
Website
www.crownmelbourne.com.au/hotels/crown-towers

Crown Towers is a hotel skyscraper located in the Southbank precinct of Melbourne, Australia. Built in 1997, the hotel is one of three hotels make up Crown Melbourne, the others being: Crown Promenade (2003) and Crown Metropol (2010). Located on the banks of the Yarra River, it overlooks the city centre, Kings Domain, Port Phillip and Docklands.

Proposals for a Crown hotel to join the casino date back to as early as 1994, at a time when Crown casino was situated in a temporary location on the north bank of the Yarra River.[4][5] Designed by Daryl Jackson and Hudson Conway, the Crown Towers hotel was completed in 1997 in Southbank, alongside the new casino complex.[1] The 5–star hotel opened on 8 May 1997, albeit behind schedule.[6][7] With 482 hotel rooms, across 43 levels, Crown Towers stands at 152.5 metres (500 feet) in height – making it the tallest all-hotel building in Australia.[2][3][8] The hotel is the first skyscraper (building to reach at least 150 metres in height) to be constructed in the Southbank precinct of Melbourne, a location wherein some of the tallest buildings in the city now stand.[9][10]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Crown Towers - The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d Crown Towers. Emporis. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b Felstead, Barry. (7 November 2013). "Public Disclosure Summary April 2013 - Crown Hotels and Events Carbon Offset Program". State Governnment of Victoria. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  4. ^ Walker, David & Tuohy, Wendy. (24 February 1994). "Government offers hope over casino hotel". The Age. Page 3.
  5. ^ Hurley, John. (12 June 1996). "Traffic concern over growing size of casino". The Age. Page 8.
  6. ^ Ervin, Max. (31 May 1997). "Melbourne Crown Casino – Geotechnical Issues". Australian Geomechanics Society. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  7. ^ Gibson, Rachel. (15 November 1996). "Casino hotel delayed again". The Age. Page 1.
  8. ^ Hotels in Australia - The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  9. ^ Green, Shane. (15 September 2014). "Melbourne becomes the city of soaring skyscrapers – and the envy of Sydney developers". The Age. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  10. ^ Chua, Geraldine. (6 January 2014). "Melbourne’s tallest skinny skyscraper by BKK Architects approved". Architecture & Design. Retrieved 8 October 2016.

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