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Old April 26th, 2012, 02:22 AM   #1
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Building Question - Sydney

Does anyone know what the building in the background with the bell tower was?

Whats it been replaced with?

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Old April 26th, 2012, 04:03 AM   #2
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its not a bell tower. just T&Gs classical towers that used to adorn most of there buildings.
the T&G bldg was Sydneys tallest at 70m in 1928. it replaced the earlier 8storey HQ. In 1975 it was torn down to make way for there new 40storey Tower. hyde park square
tall bldg in centre


(btw just ask these questions in the NSW section, better off with local knowledge forumers).
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Old April 26th, 2012, 05:26 AM   #3
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Spewing, I like Hyde Park square, but the older building looks beautiful.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 05:51 AM   #4
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I think the T&G building matches the quality of the one it replaced, one of the better 70s towers.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 06:22 AM   #5
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yes tea sippers Temperance & General society created great blgs. most of them there cities tallest. & melbourne still has one.Adelaides is now units, Perths demolished, Newcastle has one still.same for Hobart. most were white classic design roof up to height limit (40m) or 46m for sydney, then added central or corner towers to boost the height up to gain tallest title.
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here is pic of original T&G (1888-5 storeys high) 3 floors added in 1914) before it was demolished in 1928 to make way for new building
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Old April 26th, 2012, 02:06 PM   #6
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The old T&G building was exceptionally good looking and had a number of good shops on the ground floor; the upper floors, I believe, had pokey offices and shops.

The building that replaced it had the most uninviting basement plaza in Sydney, cold and windswept; it has now been filled in and has improved.
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Old April 29th, 2012, 04:45 AM   #7
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I think we could have had both towers, and not just the one.
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