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Architecture of New South Wales

15 November 2013

1935 – St Stephen’s Church, Macquarie St., Sydney, Australia

Architect: Reid & Munro Originally, a Presbyterian church, St Stephen’s is now part of the Uniting Church of Australia following the amalgamation of the Presbyterian, Wesleyan and Congregational churches in 1977. Built on...

10 November 2013

1936 – City Mutual Life Building, Hunter St., Sydney, Australia

Architect: Emil Sodersten The City Mutual Building is listed on the Central Sydney Heritage Local Environment Plan, State Heritage Register and Register of the National Estate. Constructed in 1936 in Art Deco style....

14 November 2013

1938 – 99 Macquarie Street, Sydney, Australia

Architect: Budden & Mackey An elegant example of inter-war design by Budden & Mackey, the style is classical with an art deco influence. Constructed as the Department of Motor Transport and Tramways, then...

20 November 2013

1938 – The Henry Davis York Building, Martin Place, Sydney, Australia

Architect: Bates Smart & McCutcheon A 11-storey art-deco building on the corner of Castlereagh Street and Martin Place. It was the former headquarters of the Mutual Life and Citizens Assurance Co, a large...

14 November 2013

1939 – AWA Tower, York St., Sydney, Australia

Architect: Morrow & Gordon The AWA Tower was designed by architects Morrow and Gordon from 1937–1939 and became one of the most notable commercial buildings of Sydney. With its geometric Art Deco design,...

07 September 2009

1952 – Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

Architect: W.H. Withers / W.D.H. Baxter Government architect W.H. Withers began work on the building plans in 1939 for the Maritime Services Board (MSB) building. Work resumed in 1944 under government architect W.D.H....

11 January 2014

1957 – 1 Chifley Square, Sydney, Australia

Architect: Rudder Littlemore & Rudder Often described as one of Australia’s most iconic and graceful contemporary post war office buildings and built as the world headquarters for Qantas Empire Airways. The building’s aerofoil-shaped...

01 January 2014

1962 – AMP Building, Sydney, Australia

This was Sydney’s first highrise to take advantage of the lifting of the 46m (150ft) height limit which was enforced until 1957. It dominated the city’s skyline for many years. Originally had a...

10 July 2014

1970s – Proposed Redevelopment of The Rocks, Sydney

Proposed redevelopment of The Rocks area of Sydney in the 1970s. The Rocks is the oldest part of the city and contains many heritage buildings. From November 1971 until 1975, the New South...