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This is an apartment development that consists of a ground floor podium and two separate tower blocks. The design of two separate blocks allows for a staged building process so that the size of the building can be visually broken down avoiding the image of a large bulky building.
The site is immediately adjacent to Te Papa and fronts Cable, Tory and Wakefield Streets and creates a major presence on all three. The redevelopment of the site has replaced a previously semi industrial development site which was not in keeping with its location adjacent to Te Papa, New Zealand’s national museum and art gallery. The proposal has three levels of car parking, two basement levels and one at ground level. Also at ground level are a number of retail spaces that face out onto the three streets. The floor to ceiling heights in these spaces is 4m which respect the importance of these spaces adjacent to the public environment. Piermont, the northern tower is 28.3m high with eight levels for a total of 72 apartments. Monument, the southern tower is 31.2m high with ten levels for a total of 78 apartments.
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