Q1 (building) facts for kids
|Q1 (Queensland Number One)|
The tallest skyscraper in the Southern Hemisphere and the world's sixth-tallest residential building
|Location||Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia|
|Roof||245 m (804 ft)|
|Top floor||235 m (771 ft)|
|Floor count||78 (+2 basement floors)|
|Floor area||107,510 m2 (1,157,200 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
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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