ARCHITECTS and planners want higher towers at the Barangaroo redevelopment to prevent Sydney from becoming a short city.
Sydney has only one of the 10 tallest buildings in Australia - beaten by Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Perth to 10th place - with the 18-year-old Chifley tower up to 25 storeys shorter than its rivals.
Small-building syndrome has led to calls for the height of buildings at Barangaroo - which were slashed by 53m to 235m - to be reinstated.
Calls for taller towers at Barangaroo have divided Sydney, with at least 100 of the 202 submissions on the development against view-blocking towers.
Master planner Lord Richard Rogers said plans for the harbourside had to be bold to position Sydney among the truly great cities of the world.