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Apartment developments dominate Urban Taskforce awards

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The apartment construction boom in Australia’s cities has seen 11 of the 17 awards announced at the Urban Taskforce Development Excellence Awards going to apartment buildings.

Leading the charge is the dramatic York & George apartment tower in Sydney’s George Street developed by Fife Capital with its 32-storey apartment building sitting on a seven-storey podium with mainly commercial uses including offices for Optus, Vodafone and a WeWork office.

The construction was difficult because there were a number of active railway lines below, the light rail was being constructed in George Street and a number of heritage buildings required protection. The elegant weave pattern of the apartment tower design was seen........

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