Q1 & Skypoint
SkyPoint is set atop the multiple design award winning Q1 building, one of the world’s tallest residential towers.
An express elevator travels 77 floors in 43 seconds to the Gold Coast’s only beachside observation deck offering 360 degree views from surf to hinterland.
Designers, working through the year of the Sydney Olympics, envisioned something intrinsically Australian and drew inspiration from the curves of the Olympic torch and Opera House.
Abput 500 workers laboured for three years on construction. Twenty-six piles, each 2m in diameter, pass through 4m of solid rock to extend 40m into the ground. They support a core, extending from levels 3-85, constructed from curtains of glass and aluminium weighing 1301 tonnes.
The oval spire, one of the world’s longest at 97.7m, begins at level 76 and extends 47m above a glass fin. When illuminated by powerful arc lights, it can be seen for 200km.
10AM - 12PM
BOOKING LINES CLOSED
Pre-booked guided tours only. Please note, photography may not be allowed in some areas. Photos can be taken from level 78. Closed in shoes are compulsory.
SDG & the Buchan Group
2005. 2009 – SkyPoint Observation deck purchased by Ardent Leisure.