Multiplex crane hits 20 year high

A Multiplex crane has been hoisted to a height the builder said has not been seen in the Melbourne ‘Paris-end’ for 20 years.

Images of the structure at 80 Collins Street show it towering over the 50-floor 35 Collins St across the road.

The builder said the crane underwent its “final jump” last week.

The glass tower it is attached to is nearing completion and set to rise 44 floors.

Last month, Dexus paid QIC $1.476 billion for the wider 80 Collins St precinct which includes the office, an as-yet-unbuilt hotel and shopping centre.

Nine months ago, the same buyer spent $230 million on two offices in the street – 52 and 60 – with plans for a contemporary workplace.

Skyscrapers at 101 and 120 Collins were both completed in 1991.

EY’s headquarters in the area, rising 35-storeys over the historic Herald & Weekly Times building at 8 Exhibition St, was finished in 2005.

An image posted by Multiplex showing the view from 72-82 Collins Street.
The office at 72-82 Collins Street is nearing completion.

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Marc Pallisco

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