So, for the record I support Precinct Properties’ planned $550 million 35-level Auckland tower (it’s the glass fronted building in the middle of the image below). It will change downtown Auckland – for the better. It will give us underground rail tunnels, a new shopping complex and more office space. But given the location and opportunity surely they could have pushed the boat out a bit and come up with something a lot more interesting/engaging/iconic…..
At least that’s what I thought when I was reading (in the same week) about The Rotterdam Windwheel (image above) which is a huge circular wind energy converter that houses apartments, a hotel and a giant coaster ride.