This is what the Rockhampton skyline might look like if the world’s tallest building had been constructed here instead of in Dubai.
This is what the Rockhampton skyline might look like if the world’s tallest building had been constructed here instead of in Dubai. Illustration By ALLAN REINIKKA AR

Talk about tall storeys

EVER wondered what the Rockhampton skyline would look like if the world’s tallest building was developed here?

Well, this image should give you some idea.

The world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, was this week officially opened in Dubai. It stands a staggering 828m tall and has 160 storeys. That’s well above the 45m, 12-storey limit in Rockhampton.

Even if you were standing at the top of Mount Archer, which at it’s highest point is 604 metres high and dominates the city backdrop, you’d be looking up at the building.

At 42m the city’s current tallest building is The Edge, which opened last year. It’s construction reportedly cost about $30 million – a fair way off the $US1.5billion ($1.63 billion) for Burj Khalifa.

The Morning Bulletin has taken the opportunity to look at some of the city’s landmark buildings and how much they cost to build.

Last year, Rockhampton Regional Council opened the regional library which was built at a cost of about $7 million. That’s less that what the proposed Yaamba Road overpass will cost.

The overpass, which is currently being constructed, is expected to be $8 million.

Another major building developed last year was the Stockland Shopping Centre, which underwent a $90 million-plus renovation, which is believed to be the biggest single commercial project development in CQ.

It cost the Queensland Government £17,390/2/9 ($34,780) to build Customs House, which was opened in 1901. When Rocky’s barrage and the Water Treatment Plant were built in 1971 it cost $6.3 million.
 


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