1 William Street, Brisbane
1 William Street is a skyscraper in Brisbane, Australia and is the tallest in the city at 259.8 metres. The modernist style office building is located in the Brisbane central business district, the building was developed for the Queensland Government as part of the governments plan for a renewed Government Administrative Precinct and to meet its accommodation demands. Construction cost of the tower was expected to be $538 million and it was completed in October 2016 with staff moving in over 6 weekends. The site was bisected by Short Street and comprised a number of different allotments. Buildings occupied the area as early as 1854 and it was used for a variety of including, warehousing, housing. The Queensland Government began purchasing the properties in the 1960s as part of their Government Precinct development scheme and began demolishing the existing buildings, the demolition of the adjacent Bellevue Hotel and construction of 80 George Street saw the spoil from there dumped on the 1 William Street site.
Short Street was closed and all of the site was amalgamated into one allotment,1 William Street, in 1974, the site was allocated for future government offices. 1 William Street is a 6, 778-square-metre site, owned by the Queensland Government, the site encompasses a whole city block between William and Margaret Streets and Riverside Expressway. The site has potential of possible cultural heritage significance. Remnants of 1850s buildings are visible above the current ground level, in August 2012 Expressions of Interest were called for from experienced organisations interested in bidding for the project. In September 2012 six developers were shortlisted to develop proposals for a new high-rise tower, the shortlisted companies were Cbus, Lend Lease, Westfield, Leighton Properties and Grocon. In December 2012, Cbus was announced as the developer for 1 William Street, the developer was granted a 99-year lease over the site and a guaranteed 15-year government lease for 60,000 m2 of office space.
1 William Street has a floor area of 119,977 m2. The design includes 318 car bays, about 60,000 m2 has been allocated for government space, leaving around 15,000 m2 to be subleased by the private sector. It is intended to receive a 5-star NABERS office energy rating, the building is the first new commercial office building developed for government in the Brisbane CBD since the completion of the government office building at 33 Charlotte Street in 2004. The theme and colour scheme for each floor has been dedicated to a Queensland icon or natural phenomena, construction commenced in early 2013 and was completed in 2016. The sod-turning ceremony, attended by the Treasurer of Queensland Tim Nicholls, from 1 October 2016, nine full departments and agencies, all state government ministers, most directors-general and more than 5,000 public servants moved to 1 William Street. Some sections from 11 other departments shifted to 1 William Street, three buildings will be demolished, the Executive Building at 100 George Street, the Executive Annex at 80 George Street and the Neville Bonner Building at 75 William Street
1 William Street
1 William Street is an office building in the southern portion of the Financial District of Lower Manhattan in New York City. The building has had a number of names, originally the J. & W. Seligman & Company Building, the building was completed in 1907 for J & W Seligman, an investment bank. In 1928, the building was acquired by Lehman Brothers, another investment bank, in 1981, the building was purchased by Banca Commerciale Italiana. The building is now owned by Intesa Sanpaolo, Italys second largest bank, on February 13,1996, the building was designated as a landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. This building is noted in Stephen Birminghams book, Our Crowd, The Great Jewish Families of New York, James found a location in downtown Manhattan. J. Seligman & Brothers, Merchants opened for business at No.5 William Street in 1846. The footnote goes on to say, On this corner, renumbered One William Street and this wedge-shaped building, topped by a Romanesque tower, is now a landmark of the financial district.
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1 Treasury Place
1 Treasury Place is a government building in Melbourne, Australia that was built in the 60s and comprises five levels of office accommodation. The building was designed by architect Barry Patten of Yuncken Freeman Architects according to the internationalist style of architecture, the building is home to the Victorian Government Department of Premier and Cabinet and Department of Treasury and Finance. The building is home to the office of the Secretary of DTF, the office of the Premier of Victoria. Prior to the planning and construction of 1 treasury place, the landscape was a lager paddock with a care taker as its sole resident. The land was selected to be used as a site for an competition to design a series of government owned and operated buildings which resides within the Treasury. The Treasury Precinct holds significant historic value as for the past 150 years it has resided at the centre of the Victorian government administration in Melbourne. These buildings along with the built in the 1960s under Yuncken Freeman Architects portray the work that the government has done over the past 150 years while operating in the Precinct.
Commonly known as the State public offices 1 treasury place is one of buildings in the urban surroundings that was influenced by the internationalist style of architecture. A number of buildings where designed by Barry Patten and other architects from Yucken freeman architects. During the time 1 Treasury Place was under two other structures were undergoing work on the same site. Using the same facade as 1 Treasury place these buildings were designed by Yuncken Freeman Architects in response to the architectural competition. One building located directly behind the old building was designed to accommodate the premier and other ministers. The other structure which was built to the East of 1 treasury place was to house the State Chemical Laboratories, all 3 government buildings were designed by Yuncken Freeman Architects as a response to the brief that outlined the competition. The state government offices is a strictly modernist building that expresses that of a soaring wonderment as per the guidelines of the competition that was held in 1962, the grid like formation of the windows are in close relation to that of the window formation of the old treasury building.
The whole building appears to be elevated off the ground and is supported by a row of repeating square concrete columns on the ground floor, a much taller rectalinear building of the same aesthetic is joined onto this building via a walkway. The overall ensemble of structures taking on the form of a monument, in 1962 the government conducted an architectural competition amongst twelve competing firms to design and submit plans for the existing site. One of the requirements for an entry was to showcase one or more buildings with an aesthetic quality described as soaring wonderment. Originally known as the State Public Offices, this building, along with the two others, is important as it represents a unique modernist ‘urban ensemble’
1 Bligh Street
1 Bligh Street is a skyscraper in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The modern style building is located in the Sydney central business district overlooking Circular Quay, the Sydney Harbour. The premium grade office tower was designed by Ingenhoven Architects of Germany and it is an ecologically sustainable development and was awarded six-star green status by the Green Building Council of Australia. Green features include a basement sewage plant that recycles 90 percent of the waste water, solar panels on the roof. It is Australia’s first major building with a full double-skin façade with external louvres. These conserve energy, eliminate sky glare and optimise user comfort, the angle of the louvre blades is automatically adjusted according to their orientation to the sun. A naturally ventilated, full height atrium, on the side of the building. The building houses a centre, two cafés and a basement car park for 96 cars. The large-scale aluminium sculpture at the top of the steps at the entrance on the corner of Bligh
1 Cabot Square
1 Cabot Square is a 21 floor office building occupied by Credit Suisse in the Canary Wharf development in London, England. Original plans called for a skyscraper on this site for CSFB, the architect on the project was Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, and the building was completed in 1991. It is 89 metres tall with a floorspace of 50,166 square metres, the building has large, open plates on the floor that range in size from 64,500 square foot to 24,000 square foot in the executive offices. It is internally connected to the west, to 20 Columbus Courtyard, Canary Wharf Credit Suisse From skyscrapernews. com
1 Monk Street, Monmouth
1 Monk Street, Monmouth was built as a Working Mens Free Institute. It is a Grade II Listed building in Monmouth, the architect was Benjamin Lawrence of Newport who designed the church next door. The institutes staircase was made by Macfarlane, Wrought Ironwork was by Cormell Cheltenham, a smoking room and lecture room were added in 1897. Mrs Matilda Jones of Ancre Hill financed the Institutes construction, the purpose behind the construction was to provide a library and reading lessons for the working class. The books were transferred from St Johns Street where Matilda Jones had been offering a room for reading. The building included a Reading room, gallery, committee room, a song was composed for the workmen to sing during its construction, O may our institute succeed, And prove to men a boon indeed. May many hearts receive the seed Of saving the truth, many of the lectures made use of Magic Lanterns for their opening. In 1881 a meeting of teachers in the elected to set up a Branch of the National Union of Elementary Teachers because they were unhappy being excluded from decision making in the schools.
In 1885 the Church of England Temperance Society had offices in the building and its members used the building when distributing petitions in favour of Sunday Closing and that flower shows were an antidote to alcohol. In 1890 the winter was harsh with 56 consecutive days of frost. This led to the setting up of a soup Kitchen in the Institute, in 1907 a series of Saturday Pop Concerts was held in the institute performed by the local regimental band. The building has been Grade II Listed since 8 October 2005 The more recent uses for the premises have been an Art shop and Framing Company
1 Undershaft, informally known as The Trellis due to its external cross bracing, is a skyscraper planned for the City of London financial district which was given approval in November 2016. The scheme has been developed by Aroland Holdings and designed by Eric Parry Architects and it is set replace the St Helens tower and upon completion will become the second tallest skyscraper in London and the United Kingdom. In January 2015, early plans emerged of a replacement office building for the St Helens tower in Undershaft within Londons Square Mile. The proposal, named 1 Undershaft, was designed by Avery Associates who began working on the scheme in collaboration with the owner of the site Simon Halabi in 2010. At 270 metres, it would have become the third tallest building in London and the United Kingdom behind The Shard, in July 2015, details of a revised scheme by the new owners of the site, Aroland Holdings, were reported. The plans were for a skyscraper of 304 m designed by Eric Parry Architects, according to some reports, the design could be modelled on Cleopatras Needle.
In December 2015, the new design was released for a tower of 294.6 metres with 73 floors. Subject to planning permission, it was set to become the tallest building in the Square Mile when completed and the second tallest building in London, a consultation process took place in autumn 2015. On 8 February 2016, an application was submitted for the development. Each floor has been reduced in height by 50 mm and structural floor beam depths have been changed, in addition, the level of the soffit has been decreased and the viewing gallery height has been reduced, which was intended to be double height. Despite its height reduction, the proposed height will still make 1 Undershaft the second tallest building in London and the United Kingdom upon completion. Following a recommendation by planning officers for approval, the scheme was approved by the City of London Corporation on 28 November 2016, with 19 votes in support, the proposed skyscraper is rectangular in shape and slightly tapers as it gets higher.
Developer Aroland Holdings originally wanted 1 Undershaft to be taller than the proposed height, the height has been limited by the Civil Aviation Authority due to the proximity of the building to London City Airport. In addition, the crown, which was intended to resemble Cleopatras Needle, was not accepted by City planners who wanted a less demonstrative top. They didn’t want another overt shape, the tower is designed to be built 10.5 metres off the ground in order to create public space underneath the building. To make room for the space, the core will need to be positioned to the side of the tower. As a result, bronze diamond shaped external cross bracing will be required, a public square is part of the proposed scheme with 2,178 m2 of retail space below ground level. The top of the skyscraper is set to have Londons highest viewing gallery free for public access, and a restaurant