sydney has many nyc style buildings
i look as them as mini manhattan bldgs. we all know there not as tall blah blah blah
but the designs are there.
The great majority of buildings in New York City are generally pretty ugly.
The thing is, many people believe that New York City pioneered these architectural styles, however most of them originated in Western Europe. Australia being a member of the Commonwealth sees that in the beginning and during the gold rushes, it was more architecturally influenced by Europe. I think many people use New York as a comparison point because of its global influence, but that's an entirely different matter.
And what can we even define as NYC style architecture? Gothic buildings and skyscrapers post 1900? Federal architecture and terrace homes?
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.
That is a million times more far-fetched than anything I have ever said on here. Period. :bash:
Which skyscraper did it stand in for? That's a gorgeous building, wish Sydney or Melbourne had something like it, because it's very tall for an older building. :cheers::cheers:
Colonial Mutual Life building. most aussie cities had one. Adealide still has one.same for Hobart.
they are all approx 10storeys or 40m./ (brisbanes had a central LMR took it to 53m).
the Manor looks taller because of its this floor plate.It was built in 1931. sydney and melbourne has dozens of similar buildings from the 30s era and even taller.
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