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Victoria Bridge is a heritage-listed swing bridge over the Ross Creek at Stokes Street, Townsville CBD, City of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. The central-pivoting swing bridge was constructed by G. H. Royce & Co. in 1888 to 1889. It is one of only two of its type constructed in Australia.

 

Victoria Bridge, Townsville

 

The Bridge at Dawn with the Sugarshaker (Townsvilles Highest Building) in the background.

 

Coordinates19.2604°S 146.8184°ECarriesPedestriansCrossesRoss Creek, South TownsvilleLocaleTownsville, QueenslandHeritage statusQueensland Heritage Register (ID 600928)CharacteristicsDesignSwing bridgeMaterialSteelHistoryConstructed byG. H. Royce & Co.Construction start1888Opened2 July 1889Closed1975

 

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By 1924 the swing section had ceased to function, but the bridge continued to serve as a road bridge until 1975. Following a 1988 redevelopment, it was converted to pedestrian traffic, with a row of modern shops built along its length.

 

Victoria Bridge, Townsville

 

Location of Victoria Bridge, Townsville in Queensland

 

LocationStokes Street, Townsville, City of Townsville, Queensland, AustraliaCoordinates19.2604°S 146.8184°EDesign period1870s - 1890s (late 19th century)Built1888 - 1980s

 

Queensland Heritage Register

 

Official name: Victoria BridgeTypestate heritage (built)Designated21 October 1992Reference no.600928Significant period1880s (fabric)

1889-1975 (historical use)Significant componentsmachinery/plant/equipment - transport - road, pier/s (bridge)BuildersG H Royce & Co

 

It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 21 October 1992.[1]

Caption reads: "Construction of quaywall by setting 60-tons concrete blocks Netherlands Harbour Works Co. at Honkong."

 

Thanks to Gwulo.com user Moddsey, the location of the photo is known: "The Kowloon hills are in the background commencing with Kowloon Peak from the left. North shore of HK Island. Probably North Point."

 

Courtesy International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam (IISG, Internationaal Instituut Sociale Geschiedenis)

IISG Bro 3270/3 fol

Holland-China; Commercial and technical interests of the Netherlands in China, published ca. 1925, Netherlands Harbour Works Co., Amsterdam

Creator(s): General Services Administration. National Archives and Records Service. Office of Educational Programs. Education Division. ?-4/1/1985

 

Series: Historic Photograph File of National Archives Events and Personnel, 1935 - 1975

Record Group 64: Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1789 - ca. 2007

 

Production Date: 1935 - 1975

 

Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted

Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted

 

Original Caption: Constitution Avenue side of NARS with skating rink on foreground.

 

Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS)

National Archives at College Park

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Phone: 301-837-0561

Fax: 301-837-3621

Email: stillpix@nara.gov

 

National Archives Identifier: 3493300

 

Local Identifier: 64-NA-5621

 

Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/3493300

Creator(s): General Services Administration. National Archives and Records Service. Office of Educational Programs. Education Division. ?-4/1/1985

 

Series: Historic Photograph File of National Archives Events and Personnel, 1935 - 1975

Record Group 64: Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1789 - ca. 2007

 

Production Date: 1935 - 1975

 

Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted

Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted

 

Original Caption: Mural Cleaning in the Rotunda, 1970 to 1971.

 

Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS)

National Archives at College Park

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Phone: 301-837-0561

Fax: 301-837-3621

Email: stillpix@nara.gov

 

National Archives Identifier: 3493287

 

Local Identifier: 64-NA-5227

 

Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/3493287

Creator(s): General Services Administration. National Archives and Records Service. Office of the National Archives. (9/19/1966 - 4/1/1985)

 

Series: Construction of the National Archives Building, 1932 - 1942

Record Group 64: Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1789 - ca. 2007

 

Production Date: 1932 - 1942

 

Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted

Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted

 

Scope & Content: This photograph is part of the George A. Fuller Co. Contract for the construction of the National Archives Building.

 

Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS)

National Archives at College Park

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Phone: 301-837-0561

Fax: 301-837-3621

Email: stillpix@nara.gov

 

National Archives Identifier: 26326809

 

Local Identifier: 64-NAC-161

 

Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/26326809

Creator(s): General Services Administration. National Archives and Records Service. Office of the National Archives. (9/19/1966 - 4/1/1985)

 

Series: Construction of the National Archives Building, 1932 - 1942

Record Group 64: Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1789 - ca. 2007

 

Production Date: 1932 - 1942

 

Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted

Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted

 

Scope & Content: This photograph is part of the George A. Fuller Co. Contract for the construction of the National Archives Building.

 

Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS)

National Archives at College Park

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Phone: 301-837-0561

Fax: 301-837-3621

Email: stillpix@nara.gov

 

National Archives Identifier: 26326760

 

Local Identifier: 64-NAC-130

 

Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/26326760

Creator(s): General Services Administration. National Archives and Records Service. Office of the National Archives. (9/19/1966 - 4/1/1985)

 

Series: Construction of the National Archives Building, 1932 - 1942

Record Group 64: Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1789 - ca. 2007

 

Production Date: 1932 - 1942

 

Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted

Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted

 

Scope & Content: This photograph is part of the George A. Fuller Co. Contract for the construction of the National Archives Building.

 

Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS)

National Archives at College Park

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Phone: 301-837-0561

Fax: 301-837-3621

Email: stillpix@nara.gov

 

National Archives Identifier: 26326748

 

Local Identifier: 64-NAC-130

 

Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/26326748

Creator(s): General Services Administration. National Archives and Records Service. Office of the National Archives. (9/19/1966 - 4/1/1985)

 

Series: Construction of the National Archives Building, 1932 - 1942

Record Group 64: Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1789 - ca. 2007

 

Production Date: 1932 - 1942

 

Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted

Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted

 

Scope & Content: This photograph is part of the George A. Fuller Co. Contract for the construction of the National Archives Building.

 

Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS)

National Archives at College Park

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Phone: 301-837-0561

Fax: 301-837-3621

Email: stillpix@nara.gov

 

National Archives Identifier: 26326738

 

Local Identifier: 64-NAC-125

 

Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/26326738

The Tower was built by C. W. Winstedt and the National Construction Co. Construction began in 1924 and took 18 months to build at a cost of $351,053. It was designed by architect Arthur Reynolds. The Tower was officially opened in June 1926 and was primarily built as a symbol for the boatloads of tourists coming to Hawaii. The Tower once served as a lighthouse which could be seen 16 miles out to sea. The Tower is 10 stories tall, 184 feet, 2 inches and is topped by a 40-foot flag staff. For 4 decades it was the tallest building in all of Hawaii. In the 1920's and 1930's "Boat Day" meant the arrival of a passenger ship which became a festive celebration. During World War II, the tower was closed and camouflaged with nettig, khaki and green pain. After months of repainting, the Aloha Tower reopned in 1948.

 

The Aloha Tower clock was installed in 1926 and was the biggest clock in Hawaii and one of the largest in the US. Each face weighs 7 tons. The clocks occupy the missing floors between the 9th floor office and 10th floor observation deck.

 

The Aloha Tower Marketplace was created in 1994.

Creator(s): General Services Administration. National Archives and Records Service. Office of the National Archives. (9/19/1966 - 4/1/1985)

 

Series: Construction of the National Archives Building, 1932 - 1942

Record Group 64: Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1789 - ca. 2007

 

Production Date: 1932 - 1942

 

Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted

Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted

 

Scope & Content: This photograph is part of the George A. Fuller Co. Contract for the construction of the National Archives Building.

 

Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS)

National Archives at College Park

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Phone: 301-837-0561

Fax: 301-837-3621

Email: stillpix@nara.gov

 

National Archives Identifier: 26326676

 

Local Identifier: 64-NAC-94

 

Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/26326676

Creator(s): General Services Administration. National Archives and Records Service. Office of the National Archives. (9/19/1966 - 4/1/1985)

 

Series: Construction of the National Archives Building, 1932 - 1942

Record Group 64: Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1789 - ca. 2007

 

Production Date: 1932 - 1942

 

Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted

Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted

 

Scope & Content: This photograph is part of the George A. Fuller Co. Contract for the construction of the National Archives Building.

 

Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS)

National Archives at College Park

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Phone: 301-837-0561

Fax: 301-837-3621

Email: stillpix@nara.gov

 

National Archives Identifier: 26326684

 

Local Identifier: 64-NAC-98

 

Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/26326684

Creator(s): General Services Administration. National Archives and Records Service. Office of the National Archives. (9/19/1966 - 4/1/1985)

 

Series: Construction of the National Archives Building, 1932 - 1942

Record Group 64: Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1789 - ca. 2007

 

Production Date: 1932 - 1942

 

Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted

Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted

 

Scope & Content: This photograph is part of the George A. Fuller Co. Contract for the construction of the National Archives Building.

 

Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS)

National Archives at College Park

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Phone: 301-837-0561

Fax: 301-837-3621

Email: stillpix@nara.gov

 

National Archives Identifier: 26326668

 

Local Identifier: 64-NAC-90

 

Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/26326668

Creator(s): General Services Administration. National Archives and Records Service. Office of the National Archives. (9/19/1966 - 4/1/1985)

 

Series: Construction of the National Archives Building, 1932 - 1942

Record Group 64: Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1789 - ca. 2007

 

Production Date: 1932 - 1942

 

Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted

Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted

 

Scope & Content: This photograph is part of the George A. Fuller Co. Contract for the construction of the National Archives Building.

 

Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS)

National Archives at College Park

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Phone: 301-837-0561

Fax: 301-837-3621

Email: stillpix@nara.gov

 

National Archives Identifier: 26326760

 

Local Identifier: 64-NAC-138

 

Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/26326764

Creator(s): General Services Administration. National Archives and Records Service. Office of the National Archives. (9/19/1966 - 4/1/1985)

 

Series: Construction of the National Archives Building, 1932 - 1942

Record Group 64: Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1789 - ca. 2007

 

Production Date: 1932 - 1942

 

Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted

Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted

 

Scope & Content: This photograph is part of the George A. Fuller Co. Contract for the construction of the National Archives Building.

 

Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS)

National Archives at College Park

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Phone: 301-837-0561

Fax: 301-837-3621

Email: stillpix@nara.gov

 

National Archives Identifier: 26326768

 

Local Identifier: 64-NAC-140

 

Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/26326768

We should recognize and honour all the CANRON workers who toiled on the tower for 5 years. This is a group shot taken the day before the topping off. Some Foundation Co. construction workers also appeared in this photo.

 

Many of CANRON's management people + core ironworkers can be seen in the first and second front rows.

  

The former Metropolitan Water, Sewerage & Drainage Board (MWS&D Board) building, 339-341 Pitt Street, Sydney.

 

Architects: Budden & Mackey

Builder/Maker: Howie Moffat & Co.

Construction Years:1938 - 1939

 

The Pitt Street building, completed in 1939 (and the Bathurst Street extension, completed in 1965) have served as the Head Office of the Sydney Water Corporation and its predecessors up to the present.

 

Possibly the most elaborate, high quality and well detailed Institutional Art Deco building in Sydney, probably NSW. Associated with, and designed by the influential architects Budden and Mackey. Reflects the growth of the then Water Board and the stature of the organisation in the quality of the building. In its original design, detail and materials, the building is arguably the most elaborate, high quality example of Institutional Inter-War Functionalist/Art Deco building in Sydney, and probably across New South Wales. Through its use and extent of scagliola, marble, travertine, terrazzo and terracotta and ceramic tiles the building contains construction elements and finishes which collectively are unlikely to be built again to such an extent. The building is a high quality contribution to the architectural townscape of Sydney which has become increasingly rare since its construction. The use of architectural terracotta tiles on this building, whilst not rare in the Sydney area, are arguably of the highest quality detailing in Sydney, if not NSW. The building retains three bronze low relief architectural panels designed by Stanley James Hammond, a major Victorian architectural sculptor whose professional career spanned the Inter-War eras.

 

Recent Article:

 

Multiplex to develop Sydney's tallest apartment tower – designed by Kann Finch Group, 23 September 2011, by David Wheeldon:

 

Sydney looks set to approve its tallest apartment tower, the Kann Finch Group design rising above the current record which is set by World Square.The 65-storey project in Bathurst Street, on what is known as the Sydney Water Board site, would be 235-metres tall, with an average of nine apartments a floor. While the building will be five metres higher than the World Square apartment and commercial building, it will appear much taller as it is built further up a ridge.

 

The city's authorities this week published the development application details, recommending deferred ‘commencement consent’, with approval subject to the developer Brookfield Multiplex meeting planning conditions. The most contentious matter, the height limit increase, met the requirements of the City Planning and Regulatory Services.

 

To comply with concerns over setback requirement, the developer has proposed cantilevering the tower by 2.7 metres over the eight-storey 1939 heritage-listed building in Pitt Street adjacent to the site.

Bâtiments New City Gas Co.

Construction:1859

Architecte: John Ostell.

Secteur de Griffimtown. On voit ce bâtiment sur une photos de 1896: www.flickr.com/photos/urbexplo/4788766521

The former Metropolitan Water, Sewerage & Drainage Board (MWS&D Board) building, 339-341 Pitt Street, Sydney.

 

Architects: Budden & Mackey

Builder/Maker: Howie Moffat & Co.

Construction Years:1938 - 1939

 

The Pitt Street building, completed in 1939 (and the Bathurst Street extension, completed in 1965) have served as the Head Office of the Sydney Water Corporation and its predecessors up to the present.

 

Possibly the most elaborate, high quality and well detailed Institutional Art Deco building in Sydney, probably NSW. Associated with, and designed by the influential architects Budden and Mackey. Reflects the growth of the then Water Board and the stature of the organisation in the quality of the building. In its original design, detail and materials, the building is arguably the most elaborate, high quality example of Institutional Inter-War Functionalist/Art Deco building in Sydney, and probably across New South Wales. Through its use and extent of scagliola, marble, travertine, terrazzo and terracotta and ceramic tiles the building contains construction elements and finishes which collectively are unlikely to be built again to such an extent. The building is a high quality contribution to the architectural townscape of Sydney which has become increasingly rare since its construction. The use of architectural terracotta tiles on this building, whilst not rare in the Sydney area, are arguably of the highest quality detailing in Sydney, if not NSW. The building retains three bronze low relief architectural panels designed by Stanley James Hammond, a major Victorian architectural sculptor whose professional career spanned the Inter-War eras.

 

Recent Article:

 

Multiplex to develop Sydney's tallest apartment tower – designed by Kann Finch Group, 23 September 2011, by David Wheeldon:

 

Sydney looks set to approve its tallest apartment tower, the Kann Finch Group design rising above the current record which is set by World Square.The 65-storey project in Bathurst Street, on what is known as the Sydney Water Board site, would be 235-metres tall, with an average of nine apartments a floor. While the building will be five metres higher than the World Square apartment and commercial building, it will appear much taller as it is built further up a ridge.

 

The city's authorities this week published the development application details, recommending deferred ‘commencement consent’, with approval subject to the developer Brookfield Multiplex meeting planning conditions. The most contentious matter, the height limit increase, met the requirements of the City Planning and Regulatory Services.

 

To comply with concerns over setback requirement, the developer has proposed cantilevering the tower by 2.7 metres over the eight-storey 1939 heritage-listed building in Pitt Street adjacent to the site.

The former Metropolitan Water, Sewerage & Drainage Board (MWS&D Board) building, 339-341 Pitt Street, Sydney.

 

Architects: Budden & Mackey

Builder/Maker: Howie Moffat & Co.

Construction Years:1938 - 1939

 

The Pitt Street building, completed in 1939 (and the Bathurst Street extension, completed in 1965) have served as the Head Office of the Sydney Water Corporation and its predecessors up to the present.

 

Possibly the most elaborate, high quality and well detailed Institutional Art Deco building in Sydney, probably NSW. Associated with, and designed by the influential architects Budden and Mackey. Reflects the growth of the then Water Board and the stature of the organisation in the quality of the building. In its original design, detail and materials, the building is arguably the most elaborate, high quality example of Institutional Inter-War Functionalist/Art Deco building in Sydney, and probably across New South Wales. Through its use and extent of scagliola, marble, travertine, terrazzo and terracotta and ceramic tiles the building contains construction elements and finishes which collectively are unlikely to be built again to such an extent. The building is a high quality contribution to the architectural townscape of Sydney which has become increasingly rare since its construction. The use of architectural terracotta tiles on this building, whilst not rare in the Sydney area, are arguably of the highest quality detailing in Sydney, if not NSW. The building retains three bronze low relief architectural panels designed by Stanley James Hammond, a major Victorian architectural sculptor whose professional career spanned the Inter-War eras.

 

Recent Article:

 

Multiplex to develop Sydney's tallest apartment tower – designed by Kann Finch Group, 23 September 2011, by David Wheeldon:

 

Sydney looks set to approve its tallest apartment tower, the Kann Finch Group design rising above the current record which is set by World Square.The 65-storey project in Bathurst Street, on what is known as the Sydney Water Board site, would be 235-metres tall, with an average of nine apartments a floor. While the building will be five metres higher than the World Square apartment and commercial building, it will appear much taller as it is built further up a ridge.

 

The city's authorities this week published the development application details, recommending deferred ‘commencement consent’, with approval subject to the developer Brookfield Multiplex meeting planning conditions. The most contentious matter, the height limit increase, met the requirements of the City Planning and Regulatory Services.

 

To comply with concerns over setback requirement, the developer has proposed cantilevering the tower by 2.7 metres over the eight-storey 1939 heritage-listed building in Pitt Street adjacent to the site.

The Noblest of the Elements is Water (Pindar), Progress of Mankind, and Pure Water is the Best of Gifts that Man to Man may Bring, by Stanley James Hammond.

 

The former Metropolitan Water, Sewerage & Drainage Board (MWS&D Board) building, 339-341 Pitt Street, Sydney.

 

Architects: Budden & Mackey

Builder/Maker: Howie Moffat & Co.

Construction Years:1938 - 1939

 

The Pitt Street building, completed in 1939 (and the Bathurst Street extension, completed in 1965) have served as the Head Office of the Sydney Water Corporation and its predecessors up to the present.

 

Possibly the most elaborate, high quality and well detailed Institutional Art Deco building in Sydney, probably NSW. Associated with, and designed by the influential architects Budden and Mackey. Reflects the growth of the then Water Board and the stature of the organisation in the quality of the building. In its original design, detail and materials, the building is arguably the most elaborate, high quality example of Institutional Inter-War Functionalist/Art Deco building in Sydney, and probably across New South Wales. Through its use and extent of scagliola, marble, travertine, terrazzo and terracotta and ceramic tiles the building contains construction elements and finishes which collectively are unlikely to be built again to such an extent. The building is a high quality contribution to the architectural townscape of Sydney which has become increasingly rare since its construction. The use of architectural terracotta tiles on this building, whilst not rare in the Sydney area, are arguably of the highest quality detailing in Sydney, if not NSW. The building retains three bronze low relief architectural panels designed by Stanley James Hammond, a major Victorian architectural sculptor whose professional career spanned the Inter-War eras.

 

Recent Article:

 

Multiplex to develop Sydney's tallest apartment tower – designed by Kann Finch Group, 23 September 2011, by David Wheeldon:

 

Sydney looks set to approve its tallest apartment tower, the Kann Finch Group design rising above the current record which is set by World Square.The 65-storey project in Bathurst Street, on what is known as the Sydney Water Board site, would be 235-metres tall, with an average of nine apartments a floor. While the building will be five metres higher than the World Square apartment and commercial building, it will appear much taller as it is built further up a ridge.

 

The city's authorities this week published the development application details, recommending deferred ‘commencement consent’, with approval subject to the developer Brookfield Multiplex meeting planning conditions. The most contentious matter, the height limit increase, met the requirements of the City Planning and Regulatory Services.

 

To comply with concerns over setback requirement, the developer has proposed cantilevering the tower by 2.7 metres over the eight-storey 1939 heritage-listed building in Pitt Street adjacent to the site.

The former Metropolitan Water, Sewerage & Drainage Board (MWS&D Board) building, 339-341 Pitt Street, Sydney.

 

Architects: Budden & Mackey

Builder/Maker: Howie Moffat & Co.

Construction Years:1938 - 1939

 

The Pitt Street building, completed in 1939 (and the Bathurst Street extension, completed in 1965) have served as the Head Office of the Sydney Water Corporation and its predecessors up to the present.

 

Possibly the most elaborate, high quality and well detailed Institutional Art Deco building in Sydney, probably NSW. Associated with, and designed by the influential architects Budden and Mackey. Reflects the growth of the then Water Board and the stature of the organisation in the quality of the building. In its original design, detail and materials, the building is arguably the most elaborate, high quality example of Institutional Inter-War Functionalist/Art Deco building in Sydney, and probably across New South Wales. Through its use and extent of scagliola, marble, travertine, terrazzo and terracotta and ceramic tiles the building contains construction elements and finishes which collectively are unlikely to be built again to such an extent. The building is a high quality contribution to the architectural townscape of Sydney which has become increasingly rare since its construction. The use of architectural terracotta tiles on this building, whilst not rare in the Sydney area, are arguably of the highest quality detailing in Sydney, if not NSW. The building retains three bronze low relief architectural panels designed by Stanley James Hammond, a major Victorian architectural sculptor whose professional career spanned the Inter-War eras.

 

Recent Article:

 

Multiplex to develop Sydney's tallest apartment tower – designed by Kann Finch Group, 23 September 2011, by David Wheeldon:

 

Sydney looks set to approve its tallest apartment tower, the Kann Finch Group design rising above the current record which is set by World Square.The 65-storey project in Bathurst Street, on what is known as the Sydney Water Board site, would be 235-metres tall, with an average of nine apartments a floor. While the building will be five metres higher than the World Square apartment and commercial building, it will appear much taller as it is built further up a ridge.

 

The city's authorities this week published the development application details, recommending deferred ‘commencement consent’, with approval subject to the developer Brookfield Multiplex meeting planning conditions. The most contentious matter, the height limit increase, met the requirements of the City Planning and Regulatory Services.

 

To comply with concerns over setback requirement, the developer has proposed cantilevering the tower by 2.7 metres over the eight-storey 1939 heritage-listed building in Pitt Street adjacent to the site.

The former Metropolitan Water, Sewerage & Drainage Board (MWS&D Board) building, 339-341 Pitt Street, Sydney.

 

Architects: Budden & Mackey

Builder/Maker: Howie Moffat & Co.

Construction Years:1938 - 1939

 

The Pitt Street building, completed in 1939 (and the Bathurst Street extension, completed in 1965) have served as the Head Office of the Sydney Water Corporation and its predecessors up to the present.

 

Possibly the most elaborate, high quality and well detailed Institutional Art Deco building in Sydney, probably NSW. Associated with, and designed by the influential architects Budden and Mackey. Reflects the growth of the then Water Board and the stature of the organisation in the quality of the building. In its original design, detail and materials, the building is arguably the most elaborate, high quality example of Institutional Inter-War Functionalist/Art Deco building in Sydney, and probably across New South Wales. Through its use and extent of scagliola, marble, travertine, terrazzo and terracotta and ceramic tiles the building contains construction elements and finishes which collectively are unlikely to be built again to such an extent. The building is a high quality contribution to the architectural townscape of Sydney which has become increasingly rare since its construction. The use of architectural terracotta tiles on this building, whilst not rare in the Sydney area, are arguably of the highest quality detailing in Sydney, if not NSW. The building retains three bronze low relief architectural panels designed by Stanley James Hammond, a major Victorian architectural sculptor whose professional career spanned the Inter-War eras.

 

Recent Article:

 

Multiplex to develop Sydney's tallest apartment tower – designed by Kann Finch Group, 23 September 2011, by David Wheeldon:

 

Sydney looks set to approve its tallest apartment tower, the Kann Finch Group design rising above the current record which is set by World Square.The 65-storey project in Bathurst Street, on what is known as the Sydney Water Board site, would be 235-metres tall, with an average of nine apartments a floor. While the building will be five metres higher than the World Square apartment and commercial building, it will appear much taller as it is built further up a ridge.

 

The city's authorities this week published the development application details, recommending deferred ‘commencement consent’, with approval subject to the developer Brookfield Multiplex meeting planning conditions. The most contentious matter, the height limit increase, met the requirements of the City Planning and Regulatory Services.

 

To comply with concerns over setback requirement, the developer has proposed cantilevering the tower by 2.7 metres over the eight-storey 1939 heritage-listed building in Pitt Street adjacent to the site.

The former Metropolitan Water, Sewerage & Drainage Board (MWS&D Board) building, 339-341 Pitt Street, Sydney.

 

Architects: Budden & Mackey

Builder/Maker: Howie Moffat & Co.

Construction Years:1938 - 1939

 

The Pitt Street building, completed in 1939 (and the Bathurst Street extension, completed in 1965) have served as the Head Office of the Sydney Water Corporation and its predecessors up to the present.

 

Possibly the most elaborate, high quality and well detailed Institutional Art Deco building in Sydney, probably NSW. Associated with, and designed by the influential architects Budden and Mackey. Reflects the growth of the then Water Board and the stature of the organisation in the quality of the building. In its original design, detail and materials, the building is arguably the most elaborate, high quality example of Institutional Inter-War Functionalist/Art Deco building in Sydney, and probably across New South Wales. Through its use and extent of scagliola, marble, travertine, terrazzo and terracotta and ceramic tiles the building contains construction elements and finishes which collectively are unlikely to be built again to such an extent. The building is a high quality contribution to the architectural townscape of Sydney which has become increasingly rare since its construction. The use of architectural terracotta tiles on this building, whilst not rare in the Sydney area, are arguably of the highest quality detailing in Sydney, if not NSW. The building retains three bronze low relief architectural panels designed by Stanley James Hammond, a major Victorian architectural sculptor whose professional career spanned the Inter-War eras.

 

Recent Article:

 

Multiplex to develop Sydney's tallest apartment tower – designed by Kann Finch Group, 23 September 2011, by David Wheeldon:

 

Sydney looks set to approve its tallest apartment tower, the Kann Finch Group design rising above the current record which is set by World Square.The 65-storey project in Bathurst Street, on what is known as the Sydney Water Board site, would be 235-metres tall, with an average of nine apartments a floor. While the building will be five metres higher than the World Square apartment and commercial building, it will appear much taller as it is built further up a ridge.

 

The city's authorities this week published the development application details, recommending deferred ‘commencement consent’, with approval subject to the developer Brookfield Multiplex meeting planning conditions. The most contentious matter, the height limit increase, met the requirements of the City Planning and Regulatory Services.

 

To comply with concerns over setback requirement, the developer has proposed cantilevering the tower by 2.7 metres over the eight-storey 1939 heritage-listed building in Pitt Street adjacent to the site.

Dusty Sunset, Milad Tower, Tehran, Iran

© Vafa Nematzadeh. All rights reserved. Thank you very much for your visits, faves and comments here.

 

This photo taken at highlands Tochal mountains in northwest of Tehran, Iran.

You can visit Milad Tower in the center of photo on a dusty sunset in Tehran!!

 

Milad Tower, with the height of 435 m (1,427 ft), is the tallest in Iran and the sixth tallest telecommunication tower in the world after the Tokyo Skytree, Canton Tower in Guangzhou, CN Tower in Toronto, Ostankino Tower in Moscow, the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai. It is also the 17th tallest freestanding structure in the world. The tower has been designed by Dr. M.R. Hafezi and was built by Boland Payeh Co. Construction started in 2000, Completed in 2007 and officially a year later, opened on 8 October 2008. More than 250 local and foreign journalists covering the event. Milad Tower has an octagonal base, symbolising traditional Persian architecture.

  

The Crypt,

St. Mary’s Cathedral,

Sydney, Australia.

 

Architects: Hennessy & Co.

Construction: Kell & Rigby

 

St Mary’s Cathedral was built between 1865 and 1882, with additions to the Cathedral as late as 2002.

It was re-built to replace the original Cathedral that was gutted by fire.

William Wardell was the architect who designed the Gothic Cathedral.

The main facade was based on the Notre Dame in Paris and the overall design is similar to Lincoln Cathedral in England.

 

The Crypt

 

Located below St Marys Cathedral is a magnificent sanctuary known as The Crypt.

The Crypt is the resting place of the deceased Archbishops of Sydney.

One of the features of The Crypt is the beautiful terrazzo and mosaic floors.

The quality of the workmanship is superb, and the materials are of the highest quality, producing work that would be difficult to reproduce in the modern era.

 

Symbolism plays an important role in the design of the intricate floor.

The floor is dominated by a huge Celtic Cross amidst a mix of complex swirls and geometric shapes.

The Melocco Bros were responsible for the elegant artwork of The Crypt’s floor.

Peter Melocco drew inspiration from The Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript of The Gospels.

The Story of Creation is featured, also the Virgin Mary is depicted symbolically.

The Hardman Bros designed and constructed the fine stained glass windows that adorn the walls.

 

The Kelly Memorial Chapel Altar features a bas relief made of marble, depicting Jesus Christ’s burial.

The ornate ceiling features some paintings of native flora.

The Polding Altar is made of fine marble, and shows scenes of Jesus’s final days.

The stained glass windows highlight the life of the Virgin Mary.

The slabs placed above the graves of former Catholic leaders are works of art with delicate inscriptions.

 

Creator(s): General Services Administration. National Archives and Records Service. Office of the National Archives. (9/19/1966 - 4/1/1985)

 

Series: Construction of the National Archives Building, 1932 - 1942

Record Group 64: Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1789 - ca. 2007

 

Production Date: 1932 - 1942

 

Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted

Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted

 

Scope & Content: This photograph is part of the George A. Fuller Co. Contract for the construction of the National Archives Building.

 

Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS)

National Archives at College Park

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Phone: 301-837-0561

Fax: 301-837-3621

Email: stillpix@nara.gov

 

National Archives Identifier: 26326716

 

Local Identifier: 64-NAC-114

 

Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/26326716

Creator(s): General Services Administration. National Archives and Records Service. Office of the National Archives. (9/19/1966 - 4/1/1985)

 

Series: Construction of the National Archives Building, 1932 - 1942

Record Group 64: Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1789 - ca. 2007

 

Production Date: 1932 - 1942

 

Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted

Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted

 

Scope & Content: This photograph is part of the George A. Fuller Co. Contract for the construction of the National Archives Building.

 

Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS)

National Archives at College Park

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Phone: 301-837-0561

Fax: 301-837-3621

Email: stillpix@nara.gov

 

National Archives Identifier: 26326708

 

Local Identifier: 64-NAC-110

 

Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/26326708

Creator(s): General Services Administration. National Archives and Records Service. Office of the National Archives. (9/19/1966 - 4/1/1985)

 

Series: Construction of the National Archives Building, 1932 - 1942

Record Group 64: Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1789 - ca. 2007

 

Production Date: 1932 - 1942

 

Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted

Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted

 

Scope & Content: This photograph is part of the George A. Fuller Co. Contract for the construction of the National Archives Building.

 

Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS)

National Archives at College Park

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Phone: 301-837-0561

Fax: 301-837-3621

Email: stillpix@nara.gov

 

National Archives Identifier: 26326734

 

Local Identifier: 64-NAC-123

 

Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/26326734

Bridgepixing the Interstate Bridge carrying Interstate I-5 over the Columbia River between Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington. The Interstate Bridge is a pair of identical steel through Truss Bridges with a vertical lift. The original bridge was completed in 1917, and its twin opened in 1958. Additional Bridge Photos and a Bridge Blog at www.Bridgepix.com.

 

The Interstate Bridge is a pair of nearly identical steel through truss bridges with a vertical lift that carries Interstate 5 traffic over the Columbia River between Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon.

 

The bridge was built to replace an overcrowded ferry system operated by Pacific Railway, Light & Power Co. Construction on the bridge began in March 1915, following the sale of bonds.[1] The first bridge was opened on February 14, 1917 at a cost of $1.75 million, which was shared between Clark County and Multnomah County.[2] It was originally a toll bridge costing $.05 per person. In 1958 a $14.5 million upgrade created a southbound span and doubled the capacity of the bridge. The new bridge was built with a "humpback" that provides 72 ft of vertical clearance and minimizes bridge openings. At the time the new bridge was opened, the old one closed to give it the matching humpback. When both bridges were opened in 1960, tolls were reinstated at $.20 for cars, $.40 for light trucks, and $.60 for heavy trucks and buses, before being permanently removed in 1966.

 

A $3 million upgrade to the lift cables, expansion joints, and a deck repaving was completed in 1990. The diesel generator used to power the lift was replaced in 1995 at a cost of $150,000. In 1999 the bridge was repainted at a cost of $17 million. A $10.8 million electrical upgrade was completed in mid-May of 2005. [3]

 

The bridge is 3,538 ft long with a main span of 531 ft.[4] The vertical lift provides 176 ft of clearance when opened. The lift takes 10 minutes to open and does so between 10 and 20 times per month. In 2001 the 6 lanes of the bridges carried 120,000 vehicles including 10,000 trucks, operating at capacity for four hours every day. [5] (Wikipedia)

Creator(s): General Services Administration. National Archives and Records Service. Office of the National Archives. (9/19/1966 - 4/1/1985)

 

Series: Construction of the National Archives Building, 1932 - 1942

Record Group 64: Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1789 - ca. 2007

 

Production Date: 1932 - 1942

 

Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted

Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted

 

Scope & Content: This photograph is part of the George A. Fuller Co. Contract for the construction of the National Archives Building.

 

Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS)

National Archives at College Park

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Phone: 301-837-0561

Fax: 301-837-3621

Email: stillpix@nara.gov

 

National Archives Identifier: 26326660

 

Local Identifier: 64-NAC-86

 

Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/26326660

Creator(s): General Services Administration. National Archives and Records Service. Office of the National Archives. (9/19/1966 - 4/1/1985)

 

Series: Construction of the National Archives Building, 1932 - 1942

Record Group 64: Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1789 - ca. 2007

 

Production Date: 1932 - 1942

 

Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted

Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted

 

Scope & Content: This photograph is part of the George A. Fuller Co. Contract for the construction of the National Archives Building.

 

Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS)

National Archives at College Park

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Phone: 301-837-0561

Fax: 301-837-3621

Email: stillpix@nara.gov

 

National Archives Identifier: 26326656

 

Local Identifier: 64-NAC-84

 

Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/26326656

Creator(s): General Services Administration. National Archives and Records Service. Office of the National Archives. (9/19/1966 - 4/1/1985)

 

Series: Construction of the National Archives Building, 1932 - 1942

Record Group 64: Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1789 - ca. 2007

 

Production Date: 1932 - 1942

 

Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted

Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted

 

Scope & Content: This photograph is part of the George A. Fuller Co. Contract for the construction of the National Archives Building.

 

Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS)

National Archives at College Park

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Phone: 301-837-0561

Fax: 301-837-3621

Email: stillpix@nara.gov

 

National Archives Identifier: 26326632

 

Local Identifier: 64-NAC-72

 

Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/26326632

Creator(s): General Services Administration. National Archives and Records Service. Office of the National Archives. (9/19/1966 - 4/1/1985)

 

Series: Construction of the National Archives Building, 1932 - 1942

Record Group 64: Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1789 - ca. 2007

 

Production Date: 1932 - 1942

 

Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted

Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted

 

Scope & Content: This photograph is part of the George A. Fuller Co. Contract for the construction of the National Archives Building.

 

Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS)

National Archives at College Park

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Phone: 301-837-0561

Fax: 301-837-3621

Email: stillpix@nara.gov

 

National Archives Identifier: 26326662

 

Local Identifier: 64-NAC-87

 

Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/26326662

Creator(s): General Services Administration. National Archives and Records Service. Office of the National Archives. (9/19/1966 - 4/1/1985)

 

Series: Construction of the National Archives Building, 1932 - 1942

Record Group 64: Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1789 - ca. 2007

 

Production Date: 1932 - 1942

 

Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted

Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted

 

Scope & Content: This photograph is part of the George A. Fuller Co. Contract for the construction of the National Archives Building.

 

Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS)

National Archives at College Park

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Phone: 301-837-0561

Fax: 301-837-3621

Email: stillpix@nara.gov

 

National Archives Identifier: 26326638

 

Local Identifier: 64-NAC-75

 

Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/26326638

Creator(s): General Services Administration. National Archives and Records Service. Office of the National Archives. (9/19/1966 - 4/1/1985)

 

Series: Construction of the National Archives Building, 1932 - 1942

Record Group 64: Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1789 - ca. 2007

 

Production Date: 1932 - 1942

 

Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted

Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted

 

Scope & Content: This photograph is part of the George A. Fuller Co. Contract for the construction of the National Archives Building.

 

Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS)

National Archives at College Park

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Phone: 301-837-0561

Fax: 301-837-3621

Email: stillpix@nara.gov

 

National Archives Identifier: 26326650

 

Local Identifier: 64-NAC-81

 

Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/26326650

Creator(s): General Services Administration. National Archives and Records Service. Office of the National Archives. (9/19/1966 - 4/1/1985)

 

Series: Construction of the National Archives Building, 1932 - 1942

Record Group 64: Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1789 - ca. 2007

 

Production Date: 1932 - 1942

 

Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted

Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted

 

Scope & Content: This photograph is part of the George A. Fuller Co. Contract for the construction of the National Archives Building.

 

Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS)

National Archives at College Park

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Phone: 301-837-0561

Fax: 301-837-3621

Email: stillpix@nara.gov

 

National Archives Identifier: 26326644

 

Local Identifier: 64-NAC-78

 

Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/26326644

Creator(s): General Services Administration. National Archives and Records Service. Office of the National Archives. (9/19/1966 - 4/1/1985)

 

Series: Construction of the National Archives Building, 1932 - 1942

Record Group 64: Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1789 - ca. 2007

 

Production Date: 1932 - 1942

 

Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted

Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted

 

Scope & Content: This photograph is part of the George A. Fuller Co. Contract for the construction of the National Archives Building.

 

Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS)

National Archives at College Park

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Phone: 301-837-0561

Fax: 301-837-3621

Email: stillpix@nara.gov

 

National Archives Identifier: 26326807

 

Local Identifier: 64-NAC-160

 

Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/26326807

Creator(s): General Services Administration. National Archives and Records Service. Office of the National Archives. (9/19/1966 - 4/1/1985)

 

Series: Construction of the National Archives Building, 1932 - 1942

Record Group 64: Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1789 - ca. 2007

 

Production Date: 1932 - 1942

 

Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted

Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted

 

Scope & Content: This photograph is part of the George A. Fuller Co. Contract for the construction of the National Archives Building.

 

Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS)

National Archives at College Park

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Phone: 301-837-0561

Fax: 301-837-3621

Email: stillpix@nara.gov

 

National Archives Identifier: 26326704

 

Local Identifier: 64-NAC-108

 

Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/26326704

Creator(s): General Services Administration. National Archives and Records Service. Office of the National Archives. (9/19/1966 - 4/1/1985)

 

Series: Construction of the National Archives Building, 1932 - 1942

Record Group 64: Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1789 - ca. 2007

 

Production Date: 1932 - 1942

 

Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted

Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted

 

Scope & Content: This photograph is part of the George A. Fuller Co. Contract for the construction of the National Archives Building.

 

Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS)

National Archives at College Park

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Phone: 301-837-0561

Fax: 301-837-3621

Email: stillpix@nara.gov

 

National Archives Identifier: 26326803

 

Local Identifier: 64-NAC-158

 

Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/26326803

Creator(s): General Services Administration. National Archives and Records Service. Office of the National Archives. (9/19/1966 - 4/1/1985)

 

Series: Construction of the National Archives Building, 1932 - 1942

Record Group 64: Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1789 - ca. 2007

 

Production Date: 1932 - 1942

 

Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted

Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted

 

Scope & Content: This photograph is part of the George A. Fuller Co. Contract for the construction of the National Archives Building.

 

Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS)

National Archives at College Park

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Phone: 301-837-0561

Fax: 301-837-3621

Email: stillpix@nara.gov

 

National Archives Identifier: 26326678

 

Local Identifier: 64-NAC-95

 

Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/26326678

Creator(s): General Services Administration. National Archives and Records Service. Office of the National Archives. (9/19/1966 - 4/1/1985)

 

Series: Construction of the National Archives Building, 1932 - 1942

Record Group 64: Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1789 - ca. 2007

 

Production Date: 1932 - 1942

 

Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted

Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted

 

Scope & Content: This photograph is part of the George A. Fuller Co. Contract for the construction of the National Archives Building.

 

Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS)

National Archives at College Park

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Phone: 301-837-0561

Fax: 301-837-3621

Email: stillpix@nara.gov

 

National Archives Identifier: 26326634

 

Local Identifier: 64-NAC-73

 

Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/26326634

Creator(s): General Services Administration. National Archives and Records Service. Office of the National Archives. (9/19/1966 - 4/1/1985)

 

Series: Construction of the National Archives Building, 1932 - 1942

Record Group 64: Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1789 - ca. 2007

 

Production Date: 1932 - 1942

 

Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted

Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted

 

Scope & Content: This photograph is part of the George A. Fuller Co. Contract for the construction of the National Archives Building.

 

Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS)

National Archives at College Park

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Phone: 301-837-0561

Fax: 301-837-3621

Email: stillpix@nara.gov

 

National Archives Identifier: 26326692

 

Local Identifier: 64-NAC-102

 

Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/26326692

Creator(s): General Services Administration. National Archives and Records Service. Office of the National Archives. (9/19/1966 - 4/1/1985)

 

Series: Construction of the National Archives Building, 1932 - 1942

Record Group 64: Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1789 - ca. 2007

 

Production Date: 1932 - 1942

 

Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted

Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted

 

Scope & Content: This photograph is part of the George A. Fuller Co. Contract for the construction of the National Archives Building.

 

Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS)

National Archives at College Park

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Phone: 301-837-0561

Fax: 301-837-3621

Email: stillpix@nara.gov

 

National Archives Identifier: 26326670

 

Local Identifier: 64-NAC-91

 

Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/26326670

Creator(s): General Services Administration. National Archives and Records Service. Office of the National Archives. (9/19/1966 - 4/1/1985)

 

Series: Construction of the National Archives Building, 1932 - 1942

Record Group 64: Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1789 - ca. 2007

 

Production Date: 1932 - 1942

 

Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted

Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted

 

Scope & Content: This photograph is part of the George A. Fuller Co. Contract for the construction of the National Archives Building.

 

Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS)

National Archives at College Park

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Phone: 301-837-0561

Fax: 301-837-3621

Email: stillpix@nara.gov

 

National Archives Identifier: 26326796

 

Local Identifier: 64-NAC-154

 

Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/26326796

Creator(s): General Services Administration. National Archives and Records Service. Office of the National Archives. (9/19/1966 - 4/1/1985)

 

Series: Construction of the National Archives Building, 1932 - 1942

Record Group 64: Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1789 - ca. 2007

 

Production Date: 1932 - 1942

 

Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted

Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted

 

Scope & Content: This photograph is part of the George A. Fuller Co. Contract for the construction of the National Archives Building.

 

Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS)

National Archives at College Park

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Phone: 301-837-0561

Fax: 301-837-3621

Email: stillpix@nara.gov

 

National Archives Identifier: 26326794

 

Local Identifier: 64-NAC-153

 

Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/26326794

The former Metropolitan Water, Sewerage & Drainage Board (MWS&D Board) building, 339-341 Pitt Street, Sydney.

 

Architects: Budden & Mackey

Builder/Maker: Howie Moffat & Co.

Construction Years:1938 - 1939

 

The Pitt Street building, completed in 1939 (and the Bathurst Street extension, completed in 1965) have served as the Head Office of the Sydney Water Corporation and its predecessors up to the present.

 

Possibly the most elaborate, high quality and well detailed Institutional Art Deco building in Sydney, probably NSW. Associated with, and designed by the influential architects Budden and Mackey. Reflects the growth of the then Water Board and the stature of the organisation in the quality of the building. In its original design, detail and materials, the building is arguably the most elaborate, high quality example of Institutional Inter-War Functionalist/Art Deco building in Sydney, and probably across New South Wales. Through its use and extent of scagliola, marble, travertine, terrazzo and terracotta and ceramic tiles the building contains construction elements and finishes which collectively are unlikely to be built again to such an extent. The building is a high quality contribution to the architectural townscape of Sydney which has become increasingly rare since its construction. The use of architectural terracotta tiles on this building, whilst not rare in the Sydney area, are arguably of the highest quality detailing in Sydney, if not NSW. The building retains three bronze low relief architectural panels designed by Stanley James Hammond, a major Victorian architectural sculptor whose professional career spanned the Inter-War eras.

 

Recent Article:

 

Multiplex to develop Sydney's tallest apartment tower – designed by Kann Finch Group, 23 September 2011, by David Wheeldon:

 

Sydney looks set to approve its tallest apartment tower, the Kann Finch Group design rising above the current record which is set by World Square.The 65-storey project in Bathurst Street, on what is known as the Sydney Water Board site, would be 235-metres tall, with an average of nine apartments a floor. While the building will be five metres higher than the World Square apartment and commercial building, it will appear much taller as it is built further up a ridge.

 

The city's authorities this week published the development application details, recommending deferred ‘commencement consent’, with approval subject to the developer Brookfield Multiplex meeting planning conditions. The most contentious matter, the height limit increase, met the requirements of the City Planning and Regulatory Services.

 

To comply with concerns over setback requirement, the developer has proposed cantilevering the tower by 2.7 metres over the eight-storey 1939 heritage-listed building in Pitt Street adjacent to the site.

The Noblest of the Elements is Water (Pindar), by Stanley James Hammond.

 

The former Metropolitan Water, Sewerage & Drainage Board (MWS&D Board) building, 339-341 Pitt Street, Sydney.

 

Architects: Budden & Mackey

Builder/Maker: Howie Moffat & Co.

Construction Years:1938 - 1939

 

The Pitt Street building, completed in 1939 (and the Bathurst Street extension, completed in 1965) have served as the Head Office of the Sydney Water Corporation and its predecessors up to the present.

 

Possibly the most elaborate, high quality and well detailed Institutional Art Deco building in Sydney, probably NSW. Associated with, and designed by the influential architects Budden and Mackey. Reflects the growth of the then Water Board and the stature of the organisation in the quality of the building. In its original design, detail and materials, the building is arguably the most elaborate, high quality example of Institutional Inter-War Functionalist/Art Deco building in Sydney, and probably across New South Wales. Through its use and extent of scagliola, marble, travertine, terrazzo and terracotta and ceramic tiles the building contains construction elements and finishes which collectively are unlikely to be built again to such an extent. The building is a high quality contribution to the architectural townscape of Sydney which has become increasingly rare since its construction. The use of architectural terracotta tiles on this building, whilst not rare in the Sydney area, are arguably of the highest quality detailing in Sydney, if not NSW. The building retains three bronze low relief architectural panels designed by Stanley James Hammond, a major Victorian architectural sculptor whose professional career spanned the Inter-War eras.

 

Recent Article:

 

Multiplex to develop Sydney's tallest apartment tower – designed by Kann Finch Group, 23 September 2011, by David Wheeldon:

 

Sydney looks set to approve its tallest apartment tower, the Kann Finch Group design rising above the current record which is set by World Square.The 65-storey project in Bathurst Street, on what is known as the Sydney Water Board site, would be 235-metres tall, with an average of nine apartments a floor. While the building will be five metres higher than the World Square apartment and commercial building, it will appear much taller as it is built further up a ridge.

 

The city's authorities this week published the development application details, recommending deferred ‘commencement consent’, with approval subject to the developer Brookfield Multiplex meeting planning conditions. The most contentious matter, the height limit increase, met the requirements of the City Planning and Regulatory Services.

 

To comply with concerns over setback requirement, the developer has proposed cantilevering the tower by 2.7 metres over the eight-storey 1939 heritage-listed building in Pitt Street adjacent to the site.

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