Architect Vince Squillace plans City Rd tower with vertical garden over seven levels

Posted on Mon, 2013-06-03 06:48 by Rosie M.

IT'S not quite the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, but the people behind a proposed apartment tower in Southbank believe a feature of their project could help usher in the greening of the suburb.

Platinum, a 52-storey tower on City Rd near Kings Way, will have a vertical garden over seven levels - one of the world's biggest.

Sydney-based architect Vince Squillace explained that he was shocked when he came to Southbank and was confronted with a concrete jungle.

"What inspired me was the greening of the area," he said.

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