April 2021

Two Brisbane Skyscrapers Merged Together, Saved From Demolition

Work to merge a pair of dated concrete buildings in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD into one new office tower is almost complete.

The $700 million Midtown Centre refurbishment will link Mary and Charlotte streets with a laneway and is expected to open in mid-2021.

The new 26-storey tower will house 4000 employees and include ground-floor retail as well as a public laneway.

Mining giant Rio Tinto will occupy about half of the building, relocating from Albert Street.

“We have been able to recycle the buildings, build seven levels on top and create a brand new building for the Brisbane CBD, including a new laneway on the ground floor. We have been able to salvage all of the concrete and steel that was in the original construction”.

See original article: https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/two-brisbane-skyscrapers-merged-together-saved-from-demolition-20210409-p57htu.html