Festival Towers

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Festival Towers
Festival Towers.JPG
View of Festival Tower from the Royal Albert Hotel
General information
Status Complete
Type Residential
Location Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Coordinates 27°28′18″S 153°01′36″E / 27.471534°S 153.0266118°E / -27.471534; 153.0266118Coordinates: 27°28′18″S 153°01′36″E / 27.471534°S 153.0266118°E / -27.471534; 153.0266118
Construction started January 2004
Completed August 2006
Opening 2006
Management The Oaks Group
Height
Roof 135 m (443 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 41
Website
festivaltowers.com.au

Festival Towers is a skyscraper of apartment buildings located in Brisbane, Australia. It is situated on the corner of Albert and Charlotte Streets. The tower boasts a modern green facade with a vivid architectural stance.

Festival Tower consists of 41 floors of 401 apartments ranging from one to three bedrooms. The tower also contains a podium level for residents and guests equipped with a pool, a spa, lawn and a dining area. The cost of construction was $162 million and the ground floor retail space was valued at $7.8 million.[citation needed]

The tower stands on the site where Brisbane Festival Hall once stood, and the many images in the foyer pay homage to artists who played there.

In 2007, under the managements of the Oaks Group, the majority of rental leases were converted to short-term accommodation stays, effectively forcing out hundreds of residents and converting the building into a hotel.[1] Subsequently the building became a mix of owner-occupiers, corporate guests and permanent rentals.

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  1. ^ Shannon Molloy (2007-10-15). "1000 apartments off-limits to renters?". Brisbane Times. Fairfax Digital. Retrieved 2008-02-05. 

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