Construction has started on the iconic SkyNeedle Apartments

first_imgConstruction has started on the first stage of a $125 million dual tower community centred around the city’s iconic SkyNeedle.He said SkyNeedle Apartments were positioned at the heart of South Brisbane, with connectivity to the Brisbane CBD and Southbank.A cafe during stage two will be incorporated at the base of the SkyNeedle, becoming a standout feature enhanced by water features.An exclusive residents’ recreational space will include a resort-style pool, barbecue pavilions and seating areas. Mr Pradella said next year marked the 30-year milestone since SkyNeedle made its debut at Expo 88 and expected the first tower to be completed by late 2018. Developer Pradella has started construction on the first stage of a $125 million dual tower community centred around the city’s iconic SkyNeedle.Brisbane hairdresser Stefan Ackerie bought the structure in the 80s, later selling it to developer Pradella Group in 2015.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Pradella director Kim Pradella and Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk launched the start of construction on the ‘legacy landmark’, with more than 70 per cent of apartments in the first tower selling for a total of $38 million.Mr Pradella said the first tower included one and two-bedroom units, however a few buyers had opted to amalgamate apartments to create a larger property with a customised floorplan. He said the apartments were designed to be as iconic as their namesake and was Brisbane’s next step in its emergence as a ‘new world city’.“These residences will really be next level in terms of their accessibility and amenity,” Mr Pradella said.“The SkyNeedle makes this community immediately identifiable not only for locals but also visitors. “It is the wow factor that sets this development apart from all others across the city.” Kim Pradella and Lord Mayor Graham Quirk at the SkyNeedle construction site.A BRISBANE icon known for once lighting up the city skyline will get a facelift as part of a new development that has just kicked off.Incorporating the refurbished SkyNeedle as part of South Brisbane’s $125 million dual tower SkyNeedle Aparment project, the first tower will comprise 110 of the total 237 apartments.SkyNeedle, an 88 metre pillar, was a key feature of Brisbane’s World Expo in 1988, and remains a prominent marker on the city skyline.last_img read more

Syracuse basketball opponent preview: Visual breakdown of North Carolina State

first_imgCat Barber’s 23.5 points per game leads the ACC. He’s on pace to become the second player in ACC history to average 23 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game.N.C. State grabs 37.2 percent of available offensive rebounds, which ranks 17th in the country. Syracuse is last in the conference and 338th nationally in defensive rebounding percentage. Comments Team ComparisonSyracuse vs. N.C. State Create bar charts Positional ComparisonAdvertisementThis is placeholder textMichael Gbinije – Cat BarberCreate bar charts Published on February 27, 2016 at 9:30 am Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Facebook Twitter Google+ Dajuan Coleman – BeeJay AnyaCreate bar chartsBig Numbers Trevor Cooney – Maverick Rowan Create bar charts Tyler Roberson – Abdul-Malik Abu Create bar charts Related Stories Beat writers predict mixed outcomes for Syracuse basketball’s matchup with North Carolina StateSyracuse basketball opponent preview: What to know about N.C. State Malachi Richardson – Cody MartinCreate bar charts Overviewlast_img read more

Figo proposes 48-team World Cup

first_imgFormer Portugal winger Luis Figo launched his campaign for the FIFA presidency on Thursday by revealing plans to expand the World Cup to up to 48 teams.Unveiling his manifesto at Wembley Stadium in London, the 42-year-old said the expansion of the quadrennial tournament from its current 32-team format would be “weighted towards non-European teams”.One of his proposals for the World Cup is to split it into two 24-team tournaments played simultaneously on two different continents, followed by a final knockout stage in one country.Another of his key proposals is the distribution of half of FIFA’s wealth – $2.5-billion (2.19-billion euros) – directly to its member associations for spending on grassroots football.The former Barcelona and Real Madrid superstar also called for the restoration of the ‘old’ interpretation of the offside rule, “where a player is judged offside whether directly involved in the play or not”.Figo is standing against incumbent Sepp Blatter, Dutch football chief Michael van Praag and FIFA vice-president for Asia Prince Ali bin Al Hussein in the FIFA presidential election on May 29.last_img read more