A worry for pedestrians in the CBD in the early hours of this morning, with a glass panel falling 39 floors from Riparian Plaza and smashing on the ground below. One theory is the recent sharp changes in our weather might have had an effect on the glass and no doubt the body corporate will be taking a close look at other panels.
Even though Riparian Plaza is 58 storeys it’s only the 40th floor and above that house apartments as the lower floors are offices. The glass that fell was part of the balustrading around the 39th floor. This whole floor – around 1000m2 or a quarter acre – is dedicated to a private recreation area for the building’s residents. Residents from just 39 apartments share a pool, big gym, sauna, spa, large resident’s lounge with a kitchen, outdoor barbecue facilities and a boardroom. All with magnificent 360 degree views.
So the “pool deck” the media is reporting is just a little bit more than that. It’s one of our city’s most luxurious resident facilities. Here’s a shot of the pool. It’s part indoor, part outdoor with a glass wall dividing the space above the waterline.