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Old February 2nd, 2013, 04:43 AM   #1
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our greatest remaining skyscraper from 1901-1919. ?

decided to group these two decades naughties and the teens.
some great highrise went up and are still standing.
in sydney the first to reach 150ft was Marcus Clarks at railway Square in 1905

designed by nangle, it was nicknamed the flatiron and was sydneys most powerful building. first to introduce sprinklers and external firestairs.


these days its a backpackers. the 4m minnerets are missing. but still fine condition


and my fav of all time
CULWULLA CHAMBERS 1912
12storeys/48m
first highrise to use advanced steel construction and fast passengers lifts.
exceeded height limits so 150ft was placed for next 50 years due to fire ladder limit


AUSTRALIAS TALLEST BUILDING
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dominated sydney on completion


COMMONWEALTH BANK 1911-15
MONEY BOX


TRUST BUILDING 1912-16
also Australias tallest on compeltion
the 66m high Trust bldg for telegraph HQ

love the entry and round windows


KINGSCLERE APARTMENTS, POTTS POINT
AUSTRALIAS TALLEST APARTMENTS 1912
9STOREYS/34M
http://www.kingsclere.com.au/index.p...01-26-03-55-38

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MORE SYDNEY

MARK FOYS-1909

NELSON HOUSE-1910-FIRST FULLY SUPPORTED STEEL HIGHRISE IN SYDNEY
10STOREYS/140FT
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WYOMING 1911


REX HOUSE-1912

SPANISH CLUB-1912

BANKING HOUSE-1913

EDUCATION BUILDING 1914

BEANBAH-1914


REID HOUSE-1914

387 GEORGE ST-1914- 2nd skyscraper to reach 150ft
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 07:19 AM   #2
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Clock tower on Central railway Station?
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 07:39 AM   #3
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It is not classed as a skyscraper.
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 07:41 AM   #4
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that was completed in the 20s. but yeah its a clock tower. dif type of structure
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 11:09 PM   #5
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387 George st was designed by same architects as Culwulla chambers
the prime site on George st is only 20ft wide.was sydneys 2nd skyscraper to reach 150ft.1914






another beauty from this period.1914
9 barrack st


love its federation style detail



another. CLIVEDEN 1914
BRIDGE STREET
EARLY CONCRETE FRAME

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EDUCATION HOUSE 1914
SURELY ONE OF THE MOST IMPRESSIVE HIGHRISE FOR ITS TIME??
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Old February 4th, 2013, 10:25 PM   #6
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From Walking Melbourne, The National Trust Guide to The Historic and Architectural Landmarks of Central Melbourne.

Commercial Travellers Association Hotel (now Rendezvous Hotel)
318-332 Flinders Street, Melbourne

The prolific H W & F B Tompkins won the competition for this building, which was completed in 1913. It was built to accommodate the once ubiquitous traveling salesman, conveniently near the railway station, and incorporated numerous grand spaces and facilities, such as the impressive domed entry hall, and large columned billiard and dining rooms (sadly now subdivided into hotel rooms). The façade, clad in striking white glazed bricks, is a successful combination of the Commercial Palazzo with the exaggerated details of the Edwardian Baroque. The hotel was built up to the 132 ft height limit in anticipation of its coming into force in 1916, but the left half of the building (built as offices) only rose to the 5th level – the upper half was built (completing the original design) in 1997 as part of extensive refurbishment required after 20 years of abandonment.

In the old photograph below, taken shortly after it was built in 1913 we see the Commercial Travellers Association Hotel second from left.



A postcard of the interior Reading Room.



Three of my own below showing the now completed building.





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Old February 4th, 2013, 10:59 PM   #7
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beuatiful.
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Sure is. How about the doors (?) in the Reading Room!?
Those details remind me of the sort of fascinating images you get on buildings of that era in Prague/Praha - and elsewhere in Europe.
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Again, not a skyscraper but Melbourne's GPO is one of my favourite buildings in the country

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i find it so frustrating that they didn't finish it as per original design (rather they tacked on some monstrosity)...oh well its like fss, parliament, state library
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That f*cks me right off. Don't cop out, finish the damn building. Parliament is pretty average without the dome.

158 years later, and we are still waiting.
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Old February 6th, 2013, 05:04 AM   #12
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Sure is. How about the doors (?) in the Reading Room!?
Those details remind me of the sort of fascinating images you get on buildings of that era in Prague/Praha - and elsewhere in Europe.
Anyone notice the spitoons? Not a thing you see much of nowdays (thankfully).
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I wondered what they were
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Text from Melbourne Architecture
Philip Goad

Queen Victoria Women’s Centre
172-254 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Built in 1912

The block bounded by Swanston, Lonsdale, Russell and Little Lonsdale Streets once housed the Melbourne Hospital which had been established on the site in 1846. Just one of three pavilions of the innovative hospital complex remains today. The Edwardian Baroque complex was taken over in 1946 by the Queen Victoria Hospital, which was staffed and managed by women for women. The existing structure is the most elaborate bay of the hospital, designed as a series of pavilions with a long central corridor.

Below, a couple of old postcards showing the old hospital, and after that two of my own photographs showing the existing Queen Victoria Women’s Centre.





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Old February 6th, 2013, 11:45 AM   #15
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not much left of the hospital. its a nice building. there was a great chimney that stood on russell st for 80 years. it was stupidly demolished for BHP tower and rei tower.;(
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i think sydneys Trust building wins 1901-1919s award? just pipping culwulla chambers

lots of photos>>
http://www.sydneyarchitecture.com/cbd/cbd4-049.htm
it has everything
height, style, its roof top features, foyer. many dif windows, materials.ect
heritage papers says it is unsurpased example of Edwardian style architecture!


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Old February 7th, 2013, 04:17 AM   #17
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the 20m/65ft cupola tower which gave the Trust building the title of the tallest

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