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View Poll Results: Chifley Tower, Sydney
10 32 10.85%
9.5 18 6.10%
9 39 13.22%
8.5 25 8.47%
8 54 18.31%
7.5 23 7.80%
7 29 9.83%
6.5 8 2.71%
6 11 3.73%
5.5 2 0.68%
5 11 3.73%
4.5 5 1.69%
4 3 1.02%
3.5 1 0.34%
3 or less 34 11.53%
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Old October 25th, 2002, 10:54 PM   #1
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#145 l Chifley Tower l SYDNEY l 244m l 50fl

Chifley Tower
Sydney, Australia


HEIGHT: 244m/801 feet
FLOORS: 50 floors
COMPLETION: 1992
ARCHITECT: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

The project is a compositional exercise in the assemblage of parts, each part drawing the meaning from a particular aspect of its surrounding context. The timing of this commission coincided with Australia’s winning the American Cup.

The dominant feature is the glass sail facing Sydney Harbour. Besides the implied symbolism of Australia’s victory, it embodies the spirit of the city of Sydney. The wedge-shaped site on which this building site was formed by the collision of old and new city grids. The resulting complex geometry needed resolution. Similarly, the pedestrian scale and the incomplete geometry of Chifley Square to the south needed attention. The site is also an edge site, highly visible from the harbor and the stretch of Botanical Gardens and the Domain park to the east.

At its base, the building is composed of parts that define the streetwall; as it rises it shifts in scale and wall articulation, finally orienting itself to the larger city grid at the top. The exterior material also changes from the primary expression of stone to the glass sail on the east, recognizing the building’s edge position in the city context. Pedestrian movement around the base is allowed to find a natural series of paths through the arcades and galleries introduced at street level, leading to the completed civic space at Chiffley Square.










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Old October 25th, 2002, 11:08 PM   #2
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I like it...Fits sydney well. 9/10
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Old October 26th, 2002, 01:16 AM   #3
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I like the glass facade in the first couple of pics but the rest of the building isn't as impressive.

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Old October 26th, 2002, 04:53 AM   #4
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as many Australians would say - this is a very Sydney building, the second best at that too

can't get enough

9.5 / 10

other frivalous info - this coupled with 101 Collins in Melbourne are Australia's two bbest business addresses.

the design (mainly the top) is somewhat similar to how Sydney's next tallest will turn out - A pinacle which will end up in the northern half of the crown

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Old October 26th, 2002, 06:28 AM   #5
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Very unique how it looks different from all angles, very pretty and different as well.

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Old October 26th, 2002, 06:42 AM   #6
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Great looking building. KPF makes great designs. 9/10
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Old October 26th, 2002, 07:29 AM   #7
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One of KPF's best. They certainly have this aestetic down pat.

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Old October 26th, 2002, 07:53 AM   #8
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I love the creamy textured granite facade and the curved glass volume facing the park. I saw this one up close and took lots of photos! 9/10
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Old October 26th, 2002, 10:40 AM   #9
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Old October 26th, 2002, 12:17 PM   #10
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One of my favourite Sydney skyscrapers!
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Old October 27th, 2002, 06:27 AM   #11
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5, dunno wats with it, just not the best..
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Old October 27th, 2002, 10:37 PM   #12
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7.5/10

Its mostly impressive, especially from the glassy facade, but I dont fancy its back.
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Old October 28th, 2002, 09:09 PM   #13
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One of the better examples of KPF square froms meet round. Looks great in its position in Sydney. PoMo at its best. Beautiful lobby too.

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Old October 29th, 2002, 03:41 AM   #14
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I gave it a 9.5
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Old November 2nd, 2002, 08:18 PM   #15
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ok, nice one...! very detailed design!
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Old November 6th, 2002, 07:20 PM   #16
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9/10. Very cool!
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Old November 7th, 2002, 07:31 PM   #17
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i like this angle the best . . . 8/10

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Old November 8th, 2002, 05:54 AM   #18
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5.0/10. Don't like it, but can't put my finger on why.
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Old November 8th, 2002, 09:00 AM   #19
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Height Poblem! It's not 240, but 216m, 240 is to spire... oh well I gave it 9.5
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Old November 8th, 2002, 09:10 AM   #20
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5.0/10. Don't like it, but can't put my finger on why.
I can.....you're from Toronto.
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