$1 Billion Skyscraper coming to George St (Amazing Design)

Aerial view of 505 George St Skyscraper
Aerial view of 505 George St Skyscraper - Source: Ingenhoven and Architectus

Every so often their is a development which simply shocks, stuns & amazes… this is that development at 505-523 George St in the Sydney CBD. It will be right above the George St cinema complex in front of Star Bar reaching for the skies.

Finally, a building that is both modern, tall & a gem to look at. It ticks all the boxes in terms of height, amenity & design which is something the Sydney CBD truly needs & it will become the 2nd tallest skyscraper upon completion in the city after the Crown Casino Tower in Barangaroo.

505 – 523 George st Cinema Skyscraper Details:

QuestionsFacts
Developer:Mirvac & Coombes Property
Architect:Ingenhoven & Architectus
Development Use:Mixed-use Building
Location:505-523 George St, Sydney, 2000
Height in metres:270m
Number of Buildings:1
Floors in # of stories:80 Storys
GFA (m2):65,000 sqm
Site area (m2):4,308 sqm
End Value:$1,000,000,000
Estimated Start Date:2020
Estimated Completion Date:2025
505 George St Render - Source: Ingenhoven and Architectus

This development has been years in the works to get this point but it has been worth the wait, it will transform the southern end of the Sydney CBD. There will be a decent cluster & a solid skyline in the neighbouring precinct with Meriton’s World Tower & Greenland’s Greenland Centre all in close proximity.

505 George St Skyscraper view from Darling Square
505 George St Skyscraper view from Darling Square - Source: Ingenhoven and Architectus

While the building is still not expected to begin construction until 2020, this tower has the power the significantly grow the Sydney CBD skyline due to its immense height only being 1m shorter than the tallest tower which will be built by that time & the tallest skyscraper by RL level in the CBD.

The tower is expected to reach 270m in height with a massive 10m roof height feature that will set the building apart from others in the area.

The building will contain 80 floors putting the building in an exclusive club of towers in the Sydney metropolitan area with more than 80 floors.

The tower will have 65,000sqm of gross floor area on a site sized 4,300sqm, representing a floor-to-space ratio of over 14 times the size of the block.

505 George St Skyscraper Night view over Darling Harbour
505 George St Skyscraper Night view over Darling Harbour - Source: Ingenhoven and Architectus

As can be assessed by the renders above, the tower looks absolutely fabulous & will fit into the cities skylines very nicely.

The developers of the tower will be Mirvac which is an ASX listed developer who is one of the biggest in Australia & Coombes Property who is a quality developer from Australia.

The architects for the tower are Ingenhoven, which is a German-based architectural firm providing the goods for this tower & Architectus, which is an amazing firm from Australia & New Zealand.

The tower is expected to have a 5-year construction time-frame meaning the tower will be completed sometime in ~2025.

Location Map of 505 George St in the Sydney CBD

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Dejan is the Founder & head journalist of Build Sydney. He obtained a degree in Computer Science and has a passion for urban development. He has a goal to report on Sydney's Journey from a major international regional city into a truly global city, most notably the changes in the urban landscape, high rise buildings, infrastructure and transport.

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  1. The Crone design was better…..this is bland with no imagination…I hope that it will look better than the artist impressions

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