A Beyoncé-Inspired Skyscraper Is About To Be Built In Melbourne
Written by Emmy Mack on 7th July, 2015
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Beyoncé is about to put her love on top of Melbourne. Literally. The singer has inspired plans for a 78-storey skyscraper to be erected in the heart of the CBD.
We can’t stress enough that this is actually a thing that is happening. As NME reports, the so-called ‘Premier Tower’, which will house apartments, hotel rooms and retail space, will pay homage to Bey’s 2013 music video for Ghost.
The 226-metre high-rise has been designed with a series of curves and bulges as tribute to Queen B, because y’all know real skyscrapers have curves.
As design rag Dezeen reports, the voluptuous architecture is an homage to the “undulating fabric-wrapped bodies of dancers in the singer’s music video for Ghost“, but also helps to make the building better at not falling over. Win, win.
A press release from the website of Aussie design firm Elenberg Fraser, who’ve won planning approval to design the tower, explains:
“The complex form – a vertical cantilever – is actually the most effective way to redistribute the building’s mass, giving the best results in terms of structural dispersion, frequency oscillation and wind requirements. Art and science? You betcha. For those more on the art than science side, we will reveal that the form does pay homage to something more aesthetic – we’re going to trust you’ve seen the music video for Beyoncé’s Ghost.”
The Sasha Fierce-inspired Premiere Tower will be erected at 134 Spencer Street at the western end of Melbourne’s CBD. Check out the projected images of what the structure will look like below (via Dezeen).
In other news, you know society’s devolution into a pseudo-religion of straight-up celebrity worship is complete when we begin building magnificent monuments to our gods like they did back in the ancient Egyptian times.
But who cares guys BEYONCÉ!
Watch: Beyoncé – Ghost