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Perth Timber Skyscraper Could Be World’s Tallest

The tower would top out at 183-metres if approved.

By Terry Christodoulou
Thu, Apr 21, 2022 10:50amGrey Clock < 1 min

Around the world, wooden skyscrapers are on the rise with new technologies in ‘mass timber’ resulting in more carbon-conscious buildings. It’s a trend that’s landed firmly on Australian shores, with Atlassian’s incoming Sydney headquarters opting for timber and now this 183-metre apartment tower in South Perth awaiting approval.

The building, known as C6 is a $350 million Elenberg Fraser-designed effort at 6 Charles Street and when complete will be three metres taller than Sydney’s ode to technology forged by Atlassian.

The project is said to include about 7400 cubic metres of timber in its construction — 42% of its total structure — accompanied by steel, concrete and other materials.

If approved by the City of Perth C6 will become the country’s second carbon-negative building after the Atlassian tower meaning it will remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere rather than adding to it.

The proposal was lodged by Mr James Dibble – of Grande Development — and incorporated 245 apartments over 45 levels and an open-air public piazza on the lower floors that include an entertainment precinct.

Adding further green credentials to the build is an embedded power network that will harness energy from the elements and will feature 3500sqm of floral, edible and native gardens.



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Judge Blocks Effort to Auction Graceland

Family of Elvis Presley was fighting the attempted sale, alleging fraud

By TALI ARBEL
Sun, May 26, 2024 2 min

A Tennessee judge on Wednesday blocked an allegedly fraudulent attempt to auction off Graceland, the former Memphis home of music legend Elvis Presley and a major tourist destination in the state.

Elvis’s granddaughter, actress Riley Keough , says a company that had planned a Thursday sale was fake and trying to defraud the trust that owns Graceland.

Judge JoeDae Jenkins in Chancery Court in Shelby County, Tenn., granted the injunction to stop the auction, according to a court clerk. The court had granted Keough a temporary restraining order on the sale last week.

The auction was initiated by an entity called Naussany Investments & Private Lending. It had filed a public notice for a foreclosure sale in Tennessee, alleging Lisa Marie Presley , Elvis’s only child, defaulted on a $3.8 million loan it made to her. The group said it now owns Graceland because Presley defaulted on the loan.

Presley, Keough’s mother, controlled the Graceland trust until her death in January 2023 . Keough then took over as trustee.

Lawyers for Keough said Naussany’s loan documents are forgeries, and the firm “appears to be a false entity created for the purpose of defrauding” the trust that owns Graceland, Presley’s heirs or any purchaser of Graceland.

Elvis Presley Enterprises, which manages Graceland, has also said Naussany’s claims were fraudulent. “There will be no foreclosure,” said Elvis Presley Enterprises spokeswoman Alicia Dean . “Graceland will continue to operate as it has for the past 42 years.”

Keough’s lawyer declined to comment.

Naussany Investments and Kurt Naussany, named in the complaint as acting on behalf of the entity, couldn’t be reached for comment. A phone number listed in the complaint didn’t work, and emails sent to associated addresses weren’t answered. The Wall Street Journal couldn’t separately find contact information for a Kurt Naussany. A lawyer for the entity couldn’t be identified.

The Graceland complex in Memphis, which includes an exhibition center and a 450-room hotel, attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.

Elvis bought the property in 1957, when he was 22 and an ascendant star. He died in 1977 at the age of 42 and is buried on the Graceland property. Graceland opened to the public in 1982.

Lisa Marie Presley’s mother, Priscilla Presley , reached a settlement in 2023 with Keough over who would control the trust. The settlement came after Priscilla Presley challenged a 2016 amendment to the trust filed by Lisa Marie Presley that removed her mother as trustee.

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