22 Jun 2016

Auckland's tallest residential high-rise given go-ahead

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:15 pm on 22 June 2016

Auckland's skyline is set to change, as resource consent to build the tallest residential tower is granted.

New Zealand architecture firm, Peddle Thorp, has this morning released details of the 52 story high rise. It's part of the redevelopment of Customs Street East.

But will developments like this help with affordability in Auckland? And are droves of us likely to ditch the quarter acre and become apartment dwellers?

Urban design expert, Tommy Honey, is the Dean of Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design in Auckland gives his views on the new high rise luxury apartments.