Shell House is an early example of reinforced concrete frame construction.
Shell House was Adelaide's 2nd skyscraper to reach a 40m height limit.
A large portion of the building was demolished in 1988, but the facade and front section of the building remain.
This building is Heritage listed.
Shell utilized their own products in the fitting of the building, amongst which included oil fired boilers, control of which was completely automatic.
The building had installed automatically controlled fuel oil burners in the basement, which were controlled by the temperature of the rooms.
Finishes include terrazo floors, a marble entrance and a red sand cement finish.
The interior was fitted out according to Shell company philosophy at the time which was to favour local products.
Upon the commencement of construction, the magazine 'Progress in Australia', exclaimed, "the 'up-to-date' 'New Art' ten story office building will include appointments and finishes expected of a successful business house.".
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