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Abode318 under construction in August 2014
General information
Status Complete
Type Residential
Location 302-324 Russell Street, Melbourne,  Australia
Coordinates 37°48′33″S 144°57′52″E / 37.8092°S 144.9645°E / -37.8092; 144.9645
Construction started 2011
Construction stopped 2015
Completed 2015
Cost AUD$136 million
Tip 187.3 m (614.5 ft)
Roof 187.3 m (614.5 ft)
Top floor 172.9 m (567.3 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 57 plus 1 underground
Floor area 45,000 m2 (480,000 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators 4
Design and construction
  • PDG Corporation
  • Schiavello Group
Structural engineer Meinhardt Group
Main contractor ProBuild

Abode318 is a residential skyscraper developed by PDG Corporation and Schiavello and designed by Elenberg Fraser and Disegno Australia in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. As of November 2016, the skyscraper is the 22nd–tallest building in Melbourne.

Initially proposed in 2007, and named the Barton Tower, the skyscraper anticipated the current trend of "skinny skyscrapers" proposed in Melbourne. Indeed, the most unusual feature of the building is its "curving exterior" which is illuminated by 10 millimetres of rose coloured glass, which incorporates thermal properties that insulate the skyscraper. Abode318 comprises 450 apartments across 57 levels, and reaches a height of 187.3 metres (614.5 feet). The project received approval by then-Planning Minister Matthew Guy in 2011, with construction commencing later that year. At a cost of AUD$136 million, the building topped-out in late 2014, and was completed by early 2015. At the time of its completion, Abode318 was the 10th–tallest building in Melbourne; additionally, it became the first building since the 2006 completion of the Eureka Tower to be listed in the "ten-tallest buildings of Melbourne".

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