Saturday, March 10, 2007

Photo Hunters #8 - Architecture



The tall building below is the Q1 located here on the Gold Coast. It is the tallest residential building in the world. Standing approximately 322.5 metres high, with 80 floors. There is an observation deck on level 77, I'm told the view is superb, on a clear day you can see for about 80km. Certainly a modern day landmark and design.





Enjoy your weekend.

51 comments:

eija said...

80 floors? Ouch - I sure wouldn't want to live there! I like my feet firmly on the ground :D

Whirlwind said...

Wow, reminds me of the Skylon Tower. Not sure if I'd like to go to the top though!

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Such tall structures. Just like to admire them but not to live in them.
Mine is up too.

Viamarie said...

Would love to check this out one of these days.

Cheers to your day!

Heart of Rachel said...

Wow, 80 floors. Amazing! I'm sure the penthouse has a spectacular view.

PowersTwinB said...

OMG that is one very tall building! I would be a bit afraid to live that high up!...My photo is up, please come and visit

Patti said...

Amazing? Do you know anyone who lives there?

Barbara H. said...

That's amazing!

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Gattina said...

OMG ! That's something for me ! I get already dizzy at the second floor, lol !

Michelle said...

Wow, what a building. I would love to go to that observation deck - just not too close to the edge. My photo is up!

Sunflower said...

wow! 80 floors.That is amazing!
It must have nice views.

I will Exercise for Comments!
Sunflower

Chateau said...

Great photos! We had the same take on this week's theme. It's up in my site :)

There is a 60-story residential tower being put up near where I live, but I guess it won't be enough to break your tower's record!

Have a great weekend.

TNChick said...

Very tall! Wow.

I almost posted a photo of the tallest building in my state... but didn't.

Beckie said...

YEOW. I get lightheaded thinking of anything that high. Great shots. You'll find mine at My Photo Blog

Ryan Velting said...

Oh wow!! Great shots!

Would love to visit this sometime.

Mine is now up as well. Have yourselves a wonderful weekend!!

Ryan

Lisa Renee said...

I'd love to live there, that is amazing! I hope you enjoy your weekend too and thank you for visiting me.

:-)

Vader's Mom said...

Beautiful. I would love to live on that top floor!

LarryJH said...

that's one tall building - thxs for stopping by at my other blog www.larryhnetka.com

Jose said...

I'm with many here, I love to live at ground level. I wondered where this is at?

maiylah said...

tallest residential building ... wow!
great upload for the theme. :)

amy said...

what great pictures!

marianne said...

hmmmm, not sure I'd want to live up there where the eagles soar! beautiful photos.

Lulu said...

Very tall! Very scary! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for stopping by my site to look at my picture: http://luluslaundry.wordpress.com

Biker Betty said...

What an awesome building. I would love to see the view from the top. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

srp said...

Wow! That would be a very, very high place to live. I wonder if the building that tall ever feels like it is swaying just a little or what the wind sounds like that high...
very modern and I would love to see what the penthouse looks like inside.

Linda said...

That's an amazing building but I would have to pass when it came to living in it - I have a big fear of heights!

Pat said...

WOW - that is a big building!! Don't think I could live so high up there.

jennyr said...

men are so genius to build something like that! great choice!

Dragonheart said...

What a neat building! Very cool design. Great photos. :)

Lazy Daisy said...

Oh Wow, love the shape of the building. Very impressive.

Barbara said...

That looks like it would be a great place to live, a whole self-enclosed community.

Great photo.

Fleur de Lisa said...

Those are amazing and a modern beauty!

Daisy said...

What a great building. I would love to see the view from the very top floor.

Julie said...

I am not a fan of heights myself:)but it is a cool picture.

YellowRose said...

Very cool! I love skyscrapers!!

Happy Saturday!

Caylynn said...

Great photos. :) What a neat building! The view from the top must be spectacular. I wouldn't want to live that high up though!

ribbiticus said...

i love tall buildings! would be so great to take the elevator all the way to the top without stops in between! mine's up too! ;)

jenny said...

Very cool building! I am sure I would not want to live in the tallest residential buliding. whew! I need my yard. :-) Cool photos!!

meeyauw said...

It must be scary to live up top there since they build them so that they "give" with the wind. I like its nearly cylindrical design.

PastorMac's Ann said...

Amazing! I can't imagine living there! Perfect choice for The Hunt. Great photos. A stunning piece of architecture!

Teena said...

What a cool building!

Thanks for stopping by mine :)

Angelika said...

The thought of being 80 floors up makes me queasy...

Rose DesRochers said...

I would love to see the view from the top floor.

Rose
http://rosedesrochers.com

PEA said...

What an amazing building! I'm terrified of heights, though, so I don't think I'd go up there! lol I feel like I've been travelling the world today, seeing so many wonderful structures!! xox

Desert Diva said...

What a marvelous collection of photos for the "architecture" theme. Have a great weekend!

Kailani said...

That is an amazing building but I'm not sure I'd like to live that high up!

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LibertyBelle said...

That is one very big building.
Not sure I could make it all the way to the top!
Great photo!
Happy weekend
L

eph2810 said...

That is very cool -- I wish I had a view like that -- 80km is a long way.

Thank you for sharing.

Claire said...

Very cool shot, wouldn't want to work them stairs if the lift broke.

mar said...

Beautiful modern architecture! although I wouldn't like to live in that tall tower, at least not above the 10th floor!!
Happy hunt, thanks for your visit!

A. said...

Wow, so tall you can't even fit the whole thing in one shot!

Late comment, sorry, I've been travelling. Thanks for dropping by.