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AMP Building

architect

Peddle Thorp & Walker Pty. Ltd. 

location

Alfred Street

date

1962

style

Late 20th-Century International

construction

curtain wall 115 m 377 ft 

type

Office Building
 
 
 
 
- This was Sydney's first highrise to take advantage of the lifting of the 46m (150ft) height limit which was enforced until 1957. It dominated the city's skyline for many years. 
- The building originally had a rooftop observation deck at 106m high. 
- The AMP building snatched the "tallest in Australia title" from Melbourne's 84m/20storey ICI House (now Orica House) built in 1958. 
- It held the title as the country's tallest skyscraper until 1965, when eclipsed by the now-demolished 128m State Office Block. The AMP building was heritage listed in 1996. 

 

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