Developers behind the controversial Marischal Square project have released a fresh aerial shot of the Broad Street scheme.
It comes as a Scottish Parliament debate looms over the city council’s handling of the planning process.
Aberdeen Central MSP, Kevin Stewart, has called for the motion, which will be discussed in Holyrood on Tuesday.
The motion highlights opponents’ fears that they will be “underwriting” the financial risk attached to the project.
Mr Stewart’s motion further asks parliament to note his concern that “there seems to be no business plan for what it considers to be a complex financial deal, and understands that many Aberdonians feel their voices have been ignored on this issue.”
Campaigners from the Reject Marischal Square group say it is vital that lessons are learned.
Lorna McHattie said: “This is not about us expecting there to be a big sea-change, this is about making this issue better known on the national platform and having a discussion about what’s reasonable and what’s not – this about letting people in other authority areas that this is not best practice for any council going forward.”
Last night, the council’s finance convenor Willie Young called Mr Stewart a “hypocrite” and pointed to a recently-published report from a Scottish Parliament committee which is chaired by the MSP.
The report, from the local government and regeneration committee, was published last month and was on the topic of pension fund investment in infrastructure projects.
Mr Young said: “In a report from the local government committee of which Mr Stewart is convenor, he says that ‘without some degree of risk taking, innovation will not happen’.
“He is nothing but a complete and utter hypocrite because what we have done is take that innovative risk that he is asking us to do in this report, and we did it with investment from a pension fund, which he asked us to do.
Meanwhile, Muse Developments has announced local businesses will benefit from an extra £4million boost in the new year.
There has already been about £11million generated for north-east businesses since construction was started.
The hotel, office, and restaurant complex is expected to open in the summer of 2017.