Don't really agree about the Anzac Arcade bldgs - they've always reminded me of Boer/South African colonial buildings. One building in Brisbane that I think looks *very* NYC (the only one) is the Manor Apartments. In fact, it stood in for a New York skyscraper in the 1996 film "Phantom" starring Billy Zand and Catherine Zeta-Jones, which was largely filmed at Warner Bros Movieworld and in/around Brisbane.
And I question whether you have ever even set foot in Manhattan...
New York isn't full of grand old buildings from yesteryear. There is plenty of 50s/60s/70s shit, housing commission towers and the likes... don't be a moron.
Sydney's had more than one, this one in Martin Place.
Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Bg., 14 Martin place by sftrajan, on Flickr
And this one that was demolished.
Mutual Life Assurance Office by Powerhouse Museum Collection, on Flickr
I can't believe it's been a year since I said that, and yet you still go on with it. I probably shouldn't expect much more from some body that obsesses over trees.
Get back to me when you've traveled further than Collins Street.
^^ now now, no need for expletives. There is some truth to his comment.
I mean you harp on about a dome for an antiquated building (vicinity of Collins St) like some Albert Speer fantasy and you do obsess about something that's never gonna happen...i.e. Australia's urban and natural environment being like North America's. Gelt real mobus. :|