Brisbane Waterfront Place

 

Towering the Brisbane skies at 162 meters (531 feet), the Waterfront Place is the city's

fourth tallest building and the fifth tallest in the state of Queensland. The Waterfront Place is only a few meters away from being qualified in Australia's 25 tallest building, with Gold Coast's all-residential Q1 at the top of the list and Sydney's AMP Centre, at 188 meters, as the last qualifier.

 

The firms that have established their offices in the building include Microsoft, Ernst

& Young, MEL Consultants, Folkestone Limited, and a number of other companies that Waterfront considers as its biggest treasure tenants. The Stockland Property Management which manages the building also handles shopping centers and industrial estates.
Considered as one of Brisbane's important office towers, Waterfront's site was a part of Brisbane's original port before it was fully constructed in 1989 and officially opened by the former Premier of Queensland, Honourable Wayne Goss, in February 1990. The building was completed using approximately 53,000 cubic meters of concrete, 9,500 panes of glass, 3,000 square meters of marble and 30,000 square meters of granite, with 600 people helping hand in hand. It also has the largest floor plates in Central Business District, with an average of 1,800 square meters. Its other major features include nine meter high ceiling in the lobby and ten corner offices per floor.

The building is designed by architects Cameron Chisholm & Nicol who were also responsible for the designs of the Centennial Plaza complex and the 25-floor Innovation Place, which was just completed recently in 2007. The Japanese firm, Obayashi Gumi Corporation also helped in the design of Waterfront. Their famous works include Tokyo Opera City Tower and the Megalos of the Yokohama Business Park Complex.
 

Brisbane Waterfront Place

Located just beside the Brisbane River and bordering Eagle street, the forty-storey tower also includes a parking area that can accommodate 494 cars,

a foyer that has been regularly used for art exhibits such as photography and painting and is a place for a relaxing welcome for office workers who would pass by the sounds from the grand piano, and a 15 berth Marina facility. It also includes a two-level restaurant and The Eagle Street Pier, which provides entertainment and retail needs for customers.

For people who are interested to visit or inquire at the Waterfront Place, you can travel by cabs or taxis from both the Domestic and Internation Terminals. The fare can go as high as $20. For those who want to travel by train, the nearest station is the Central Station, which can surmise to a 10 minute walk on Edward Street to Waterfront Place. For bus commuters, step down at Eagle Street at the AMP Place.