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Faces in the Street

Officially named the Tower Building, the iconic circular tower of Australia Square was Australia's first true skyscraper. It was the world's tallest light weight concrete building at the time it was built. The Tower Building is approximately 170 metres tall and occupies only one quarter of the block The original proposal included 58 floors; however, this was reduced to 50. On the 47th floor is a revolving restaurant called The Summit and the 48th floor houses an observation deck. The building contains one of Sydney's largest basement car parks with spaces for 400 vehicles.

Alongside the Tower Building sits a large abstract steel sculpture by Alexander Calder.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia_Square

 

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Taken on May 25, 2012