Sydney Architecture Images- Central Business District

Colonial State Bank Centre

architect

Peddle Thorp Architects

location

52 Martin Place

date

1984-6

style

Late 20th-Century Post-Modern

construction

dark glass facade. The building cost was 92,500,000 Australian dollars. 147m / 482ft, 36 floors.

type

Bank
Highly contentious replacement of the art deco Rural Bank
In itself quite a striking example of the "greed is good" extravagant deco-inspired post modernism of the mid-eighties boom.
State Bank Centre was designed by Peddle, Thorp and Walker and opened in 1985. It is regarded as one of the finest office buildings in Sydney, and many interesting features, including a 36-level glass-curtained tower and a two-storey atrium that looks down on a marbled banking lobby.
The centre, now the Commonwealth Bank, occupies the site of the earlier Art Deco Rural Bank, the ram's head plaques from which are preserved in the new centre.
 
 
   
   

 

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