Skyscraper with Beyoncé-Inspired “Curves and Bulges” to Grace the Melbourne Skyline


Finding out Beyoncé’s height may have been a shocker to you — the seemingly towering performer, whose statuesqueness is oh-so-emphasized throughout her music videography — is actually a very normal 5’7″. But she’s also soon to be a 68 story skyscraper.

According to dezeen, Australian architecture firm Elenberg Fraser received permission to erect a 741.5 foot tall skyscraper — the Premiere Tower at 134 Spencer Street — in Melbourne, which also happens to be based on Beyoncé’s “Ghost” music video. The magazine hilariously states that the building will “boast a series of curves and bulges designed to make it as structurally efficient as possible, but that also reference one of Beyoncé’s music videos” — in case you were worried about bootyliciousness’ ability to withstand natural disasters.

Beyoncé-the-building will contain 660 apartments and a 160-room hotel. Elenberg Fraser first mentioned the Beyoncé likeness in their official description:

This project is the culmination of our significant research into how to best work with individual site and climatic constraints, brought together using our new parametric modeling techniques. 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.

Watch the video below (and if, as is often the case when one watches pop music videos, you too feel the sudden urge to construct a multimillion dollar apartment building, just go with it!):