Sydney Architecture Images- Central Business District

Former Sun Building

architect

J. Kethel

location

 

date

1929

style

Inter-War Skyscraper Gothic

construction

 

type

Office Building
The Sun newspaper was an afternoon daily, which ran from 1910 until the 1980s. 
Sun Newspapers Limited occupied this site from 1929-1939. The building was designed by Mr. J. Kethel, winner of an architectural competition. After the liquidation of Sun Newspapers in August 1939, the building was owned by Associated Newspapers Ltd.
This building was the last of the great newspaper buildings to be built in the city, and the spectacular Skyscraper Gothic style confidently portrayed the commercial power of the media. Built in 1929, the Sun Building is one of only three in the city to be designed in this
architectural style. (The other two are The Grace Hotel and the State Theatre)
 
 
 
 

 

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