Beyonce Rises

Does this building look like Beyoncé? Skyscraper drawn to match singer's curves

Does this building look like Beyoncé? Curves provide inspiration

Beyonce curvy skyscraper in Australia
Does this building look like Beyoncé? Photo courtesy of Elenberg Fraser
Beyonce The Visual Album iTunes Ghost December 2013
Beyonce's "Ghost" video provided inspiration.  Beyonce/YouTube
Marilyn Monroe Towers in Canada
The "Marilyn Monroe towers" in Canada. Wikipedia
Beyonce at On The Run concert at Minute Maid Park July 2014
Beyoncé showed off her curvaceous body at the On The Run concert at Minute Maid Park last year. Photo by Aaron M. Sprecher/PictureGroup
Zaha Hadid vagina shaped stadium in Qatar
Some think this Zaha Hadid stadium in Qatar looks like a vagina. Photo by Piero Oliosi/Polaris via Newscom
Beyonce curvy skyscraper in Australia
Beyonce The Visual Album iTunes Ghost December 2013
Marilyn Monroe Towers in Canada
Beyonce at On The Run concert at Minute Maid Park July 2014
Zaha Hadid vagina shaped stadium in Qatar

Beyoncé has inspired a lot of things — but a skyscraper?

The creators of a high-rise tower in Melbourne say that the Houston superstar  — specifically her video for "Ghost" — is the impetus for a curvy skyscraper called the Premier Tower, planned near the Australian city's Southern Cross station. The 78-story structure will house 660 apartments and a 160-room hotel.

Seeing Beyoncé in the plans for the 740-foot tower is "like spotting the Virgin Mary in a piece of toast."  

The unique form of the building, designed by the Australian firm of Elenberg Fraser, was designed using  "parametric modeling – a type of computer-aided design that allows complex shapes to be created in response to data constraints," allowing it "swell in and out at various points around the facade," says dezeen.com, which broke the story.

As New York magazine points out, seeing Beyoncé in the plans for the 740-foot tower is "like spotting the Virgin Mary in a piece of toast." The skyscraper joins the "Marilyn Monroe" towers in Ontario, Canada, and a Zaha Hadid's vagina-shaped stadium in Qatar as notable buildings based on female body parts.

"The fact that it was not called the BeyHive is a serious missed opportunity," New York asserts. We agree.

Here's the video that inspired a Beyoncé skyscraper: