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State Office Block

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Identification

State Office Block
The Black Stump
102445

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Structure in General

skyscraper
demolished [destroyed]
composite structure

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The State Office building topped out in June 1965, and became the country's tallest skyscraper. It held the title until late 1967 when eclipsed by the 170m Australia Square tower. The building was dismantled over 9 months in 1997-98 to make way for the new Renzo Piano tower Aurora Place.
  • Contained offices for the Premier of NSW, prominent ministers and a selection of State government departments. Level 8 contained a staffed apartment for the Premier of NSW.
  • Was demolished to make way for construction of Aurora Place. The demolition of this building upset many Australian architects who claimed the State Office Block was a very fine example of mid-1960s modernist architecture.

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Location

94 Phillip Street
94 Phillip Street
2000
City of Sydney
Sydney
New South Wales
Australia

Technical Data

419.95 ft
419.95 ft
419.95 ft
32
1964
1965
1997
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