Q1 Reaches 70th Floor
Surfers Paradise - Gold Coast

December 2004

Location: Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast - Queensland, AUSTRALIA

At the end of the first week of December, Q1 on the Gold Coast sits at 70 floors high, poking above is the two 'kangaroo' cranes used to construct this awesome new landmark. With only 10 floors remaining, the job to dismantle these 2 cranes will require the construction of another four smaller cranes that will build and dismantle each other until the final crane is lowered down the lift shaft. The whole process is due to last only a couple of days.

Quick Facts: When completed, Q1 will have 527 apartments, 811 carparks, 10 lifts in 3 cores, site area 12840m2, landscaped area 9000m2, ten storey skygarden (levels 60-69) and 400 person observation deck. Completed height including spire approx 350m.

Click on the image for a larger view
 Use back button to return

Q1 from a distance just appearing over a tree at major intersection

Closer up view at intersection

Even closer view over tree, still no glass

Q1 with Crowne Tower in foreground

Q1 view from Tallai Hills

Surfers Paradise with Q1

Over looking Conrad Jupiters carpark with lightpole

Jupiters, Crowne Tower, Q1

Jupiters Casino with Q1 in background

Grasses,bushes and Q1

Q1 - a needle in the haystack

Panorama shot of Q1

Q1 and Peninsular (previous tallest on the Gold Coast)

Looking up the supertower

Sunset with Q1 in distance

The glass tries to keep up with construction

Q1 with trees in foreground

Q1 reaches the 70th floor

[ Return to Gallery Index ]