Under the City of Sydney Council’s new 20-year planning strategy, commercial buildings can be built up to 310m and would loom over Sydney’s tallest skyscraper, Sydney Tower, which stands at about 305m.
The city is trying to encourage more hotel and other commercial developments and the new rules will see the current height restrictions lifted by 75m.
The city could boast a cluster of 100-storey high commercial towers reaching the maximum heights, reshaping the whole city skyline.
The City of Sydney plans to unlock up to 2.9 million square metres of additional floor space for retail, hotel, cultural and office developments to deal with city growth.
Residential skyscrapers will not be able to go to new heights and all towers more than 55m will need to have some sort of commercial purpose.
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