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Q1 (Queensland Number One)
The tallest skyscraper in the Southern Hemisphere and the world's sixth-tallest residential building
General information
Type Residential
Location Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Coordinates 28°00′22″S 153°25′46″E / 28.00611°S 153.42944°E / -28.00611; 153.42944Coordinates: 28°00′22″S 153°25′46″E / 28.00611°S 153.42944°E / -28.00611; 153.42944
Construction started 2002
Completed 2005
Cost $255 million
Height
Roof 245 m (804 ft)
Top floor 235 m (771 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 78 (+2 basement floors)
Floor area 107,510 m2 (1,157,200 sq ft)
Design and construction
Main contractor Sunland
Architect Sunland Group
Developer Sunland

Q1 (an abbreviation of Queensland Number One) is a 322.5-metre (1,058 ft) skyscraper in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia. The residential tower on the Gold Coast lost its title as the world's tallest residential building to the 337-metre (1,106 ft) The Marina Torch in Dubai on 29 April 2011. It is now the sixth-tallest residential tower in the world and is the tallest building in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere, and the second-tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, behind the Sky Tower in Auckland, New Zealand. The Q1 officially opened in November 2005.

The landmark building was recognised as one of Queensland's icons during the state's 150th-birthday celebrations.

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