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Pictured: The incredible ‘Pencil Tower Hotel’ in Sydney is set to become Australia’s slimmest skyscraper

Pictured: The incredible ‘Pencil Tower Hotel’ in Sydney set to become Australia’s thinnest skyscraper, only SIXTEEN FEET wide

  • The super-slim skyscraper will be built at 410 Pitt Street, in the heart of the city’s business district.
  • It will be built with “a lot of concrete to stabilize the structure and minimize sway.”
  • The design studio behind the project estimates it will cost A$25m (£14m) to complete.

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Designs have been unveiled for a new hotel in Sydney that will become Australia’s slimmest skyscraper.

The ‘improbably narrow’ Pencil Tower Hotel, designed to be built at 410 Pitt Street in the heart of the city’s business district, is 328 feet tall (100 m), but only 16.4 feet (5 m) wide. .

Designed with “a large amount of concrete to stabilize the structure and minimize sway,” the super-slim skyscraper has been designed to offer 173 “compact” hotel rooms, with six units per floor.

The 'improbably narrow' Pencil Tower Hotel, planned to be built at 410 Pitt Street in the heart of Sydney's business district, is 328ft tall (100m), but just 16.4ft (5m) wide

The ‘improbably narrow’ Pencil Tower Hotel, planned to be built at 410 Pitt Street in the heart of Sydney’s business district, is 328ft tall (100m), but just 16.4ft (5m) wide

The tower would be built with

The tower would be built with “a lot of concrete to stabilize the structure and minimize sway”.

Concept images posted by Durbach Block Jaggersthe study behind the design, shows how the tower will sit in a ‘podium building’, containing a lobby, cafe and lounge.

The designers also envision a walled garden patio for shared use with views of the street below.

At the top of the tower, there will be a rooftop terrace, swimming pool and ‘hammam’ for guests to relax while enjoying the views.

In terms of interiors, the sketches show that the hotel would be decorated with contemporary furnishings and a bright color palette that includes shades of peach and sunflower.

Durbach Block Jaggers told MailOnline Travel the tower would take 18 months to two years to build once it has been given the green light, with a budget of A$25m (£14m).

Detailing the project on its website, the firm says: ‘An incredibly tight site is envisioned for a 328ft (100m) tower in Sydney’s central area, close to its central station.

‘Our proposal embraces this extraordinary toned down quality, proposing a ‘column’ tower above a low-scale podium.

‘The podium references the finesse and detail of its heritage neighbours, using the language of the great arched brick.’

The Pencil Tower Hotel certainly takes the concept of super skinny towers to a whole new level.

Currently, the world’s thinnest skyscraper is the Steinway Tower in New York City, which has a maximum width of 60 feet (18 m) and reaches a height of 1,428 feet (435 m).

In terms of interiors, the sketches show that the hotel would be decorated with contemporary furnishings and a bright color palette that includes shades of peach and sunflower.

The tower will sit on a 'podium building', which will contain a lobby, cafe and lounge.

LEFT: In terms of interiors, the sketches show that the hotel would be decorated with contemporary furnishings and a bright color palette that includes shades of peach and sunflower. RIGHT: The tower will sit on a ‘podium building’, which will contain a lobby, cafeteria and lounge.

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