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I am not entirely sure how this image will be received; perhaps it will be criticized for lack of originality, or praised for allowing an insight into one of Australia’s most impressive structures.

One thing is for sure, the Q1 tower on Queensland’s Gold Coast is an awesome sight. During construction, the beachgoers on Surfers Paradise Beach would stretch their necks and shield their eyes, looking upwards at this huge residential tower, the tallest living space in the world!

Q1 is 323metres tall at the spire, making it equal to the Eiffel Tower/Chrysler Building for some comparative scale. It remains Australia’s tallest structure when measured to the tip, just tipping out Centrepoint tower in Sydney.

Frequently stuck by lightning, Q1 has been known to receive up to 10 direct hits in the one storm. Who said it never hits the same place twice.

The observation deck on the 77th floor is a must see for travellers to the Gold Coast, the Southern Hemisphere's only beachside observation deck.


Next post I will show some interesting shots from the Gold Coast Hinterland, and Northern New South Wales, the ‘Green behind the Gold’.

Q1 = Queensland Number One

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  • Copyright: Matthew Watt (Matthew-Watt) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 979 W: 332 N: 1693] (6043)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-11-00
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-04-04 19:35
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