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Abode318 29 August 2014.jpg
Abode318 under construction in August 2014
Abode318 is located in Melbourne
Location within Melbourne
General information
Location302-324 Russell Street, Melbourne,  Australia[1]
Coordinates37°48′33″S 144°57′52″E / 37.8092°S 144.9645°E / -37.8092; 144.9645Coordinates: 37°48′33″S 144°57′52″E / 37.8092°S 144.9645°E / -37.8092; 144.9645
Construction started2011
Construction stopped2015
CostAUD$136 million
Tip187.3 m (614.5 ft)[1]
Roof187.3 m (614.5 ft)[1]
Top floor172.9 m (567.3 ft)[1]
Technical details
Floor count57 plus 1 underground[1]
Floor area45,000 m2 (480,000 sq ft)[1]
Design and construction
Structural engineerMeinhardt Group[1]
Main contractorProBuild[1]

Abode318 is a residential skyscraper developed by PDG Corporation and Schiavello and designed by Elenberg Fraser and Disegno Australia in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. As of November 2016, the skyscraper is the 13th–tallest building in Melbourne.

Initially proposed in 2007, and named the Barton Tower,[1] the skyscraper anticipated the current trend of "skinny skyscrapers" proposed in Melbourne.[2] Indeed, the most unusual feature of the building is its "curving exterior" which is illuminated by 10 millimetres of rose coloured glass, which incorporates thermal properties that insulate the skyscraper.[3] Abode318 comprises 450 apartments across 57 levels, and reaches a height of 187.3 metres (614.5 feet).[1] The project received approval by then-Planning Minister Matthew Guy in 2011, with construction commencing later that year. At a cost of AUD$136 million, the building topped-out in late 2014, and was completed by early 2015.[4][5] At the time of its completion, Abode318 was the 10th–tallest building in Melbourne; additionally, it became the first building since the 2006 completion of the Eureka Tower to be listed in the "ten-tallest buildings of Melbourne".[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Adobe318 - The Skyscraper Center. The Skyscraper Center. Retrieved 6 November 2015
  2. ^ a b Fedele, Angela. (3 March 2014). "Abode318 Prepares to Captivate Melbourne’s Skyline". Sourceable. Retrieved 6 December 2015
  3. ^ Fedele, Angela. (7 August 2014). "Injecting Colour Into Melbourne’s Skyscrapers". Sourceable. Retrieved 7 December 2015
  4. ^ Abode 318, Russell Street, Melbourne. WTpartnership. Retrieved 7 December 2015
  5. ^ (15 July 2012). Melbourne’s ABODE318: Sustainable luxury in the city. TheUrbanDeveloper. Retrieved 7 December 2015

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