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Identification

Advertiser Building
169488

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Structure in General

high-rise building
demolished [destroyed]
composite structure
marble
steel
early modernism

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • More than 90% of the debris generated by the demolition was recycled.
  • The foundation stone of this building was laid by Governor-General Sir William Slim on July 13, 1958.
  • The City Central consortium had initially decided to retain this building, with the intention of stripping it to its structural skeleton and recladding it with a modern glass facade.
  • This was the first high-rise building in Adelaide to have a helipad on the roof.
  • This building was built 2 levels above the then height restrictions, however because the top 2 floors were not occupied, they were technically classified as 'plant floors'. However, once height restrictions were eased, they were easily converted into much needed office space.
  • After a detailed assessment of this building it was decided to instead demolish it as it had a high level of asbestos, the core was deemed to be structurally weak and the present structure could not be transformed into fashionable column-free office space.
  • Due to the innovative demolition techniques employed by the demolition company; McMahon Services Australia was awarded the 2008 Master Builders Association award for best Services provider.
  • Whilst demolition was still underway on this building, construction of the basement of Ernst & Young Tower had begun.

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Location

121 King William Street
121 King William Street
5000
Adelaide
South Australia
Australia

Technical Data

160.76 ft
156.17 ft
14
2
1958
1959
2006

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