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State Office Block

94 Phillip Street
Sydney NSW Australia

Status:destroyed
Construction Dates
  Began1964
  Finished1965
  Destroyed1997
Floor Count32
Building Uses
 - office
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - modern
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - limestone
 - granite
 - concrete, reinforced

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof420 ft

Description
• The country's tallest skyscraper building when topped out in June 1965. It held the title until late 1967 when surpassed by the Australia Square Tower.

• The building was dismantled over 9 months in 1997-98 to make way for the new Renzo Piano tower Aurora Place.

• It was used for offices of the NSW Premier, as well a staffed apartment in level 8 for it, prominent ministers and a selection of State government departments.

• Its demolition made many Australian architects upset who claimed the State Office Block was a very fine example of mid-1960s modernist architecture.

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