Jewel in the crown

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

BREATH­TAK­ING is one way to de­scribe the view pa­trons will have from the new 500room Crown Tow­ers Perth.

This photo was taken by our pho­tog­ra­pher as Crown Perth cel­e­brated top­ping off.

The prac­tice of top­ping off dates back to the Scan­di­na­vian tra­di­tion of plac­ing a tree atop a new build­ing to ap­pease the tree-dwelling spir­its dis- placed dur­ing con­struc­tion.

Sym­bol­is­ing the 500 new rooms, Crown Perth cel­e­brated this an­cient rite by do­nat­ing 500 trees to Bur­swood Park to beau­tify the nat­u­ral sur­rounds and con­trib­ute to the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

Crown Aus­tralian Re­sorts chief ex­ec­u­tive Barry Fel­stead said more than 2500 per­son­nel had been in­volved in con­struc- tion and Crown would em­ploy more than 500 peo­ple upon com­ple­tion.

“This will sup­port the Western Aus­tralian econ­omy and stim­u­late more in­ter­na­tional, in­ter­state and in­trastate events, con­fer­ences and con­ven­tions to be held lo­cally,” he said.

Crown Tow­ers is sched­uled to open in De­cem­ber 2016.

Pic­ture: Kelly Pil­grim-Byrne

The view from the top of Crown Tow­ers.

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