Melbourne has joined the "skinny" skyscraper trend so popular in New York and Hong Kong with the approval of a new project in the city.

Minister for Planning Matthew Guy approved the slender residential tower, which will rise 240 metres at 54-56 Clarke Street, Southbank, an area already experiencing a skyscraper boom with a projected 10,000 residents expected to move into the area. Melbourne architectural firm, BKK (Black Kosloff Knott) are behind the innovative design,…