The Southern Hemisphere’s tallest residential tower rises in Melbourne

With construction of the Fender Katsalidis-designed Australia 108 tower now complete, the Southern Hemisphere has a new tallest residential building. It looms almost 1,050 feet (319 meters) over Melbourne’s Southbank area, edging out the city’s previous tallest structure—Fender Katsalidis’ own 975-foot (297-meter) Eureka Tower, also in Southbank.

The Q1 Tower in Gold Coast, Queensland, technically stands taller than the newest addition to Melbourne’s skyline, but the inclusion of its enormous spire in such calculations brings its roof height down to approximately 800 feet.

Fender Katsalidis’s Australia 108 tower in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Peter Bennetts)

Initially approved by city planners in 2013 and constructed

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