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This skyscraper is inspired by Beyonce's curves
No word on whether it leans to the left, to the left.

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ARCHITECTS ARE KNOWN to take inspiration from everywhere.

Plants, animals, the built environment, it’s all fair game. Add to that list Beyonce.

The team behind a proposed skyscraper in Melbourne’s docklands area say that their design incorporates an homage to the singer’s video for her 2013 single Ghost.

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Elenberg Fraser say the Premier Tower “sets a new bar for mixed-use development”.

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The company says that they are blending art, science and Queen Bey.

“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 building will reach 68-storeys and have a 160-room hotel, 660 apartments as well as commercial space.

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