Showing posts with label offices. Show all posts
Showing posts with label offices. Show all posts

Friday, 11 July 2014

Martin Place, redevelopment

This former office building at 20 Martin Place is currently being redeveloped. Much of the building has been demolished but the steel beams and girders remain, suggesting they will be reused in the construction of the new building. The skeleton of this building was lit up during the recent Vivid Sydney festival which can be seen here.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Darling Harbour, King Street Wharf, catamaran

Aussie Legend is a 25 metre sailing catamaran that operates cruises from Darling Harbour. The buildings at Darling Harbour feature a new 'inflatable' brand identity with promotional signs in the style of inflated balloons. This amusement centre, on the eastern side of Cockle Bay, features this giant "WOW" sign above one of the main entrances to the Wild Life Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussads Sydney and Sydney Sea Life Aquarium. Other promo signs in the area are "SHOP", "EAT" and "AHOY".

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

King Street Wharf, Sydney skyline

This view of King Street Wharf at Darling Harbour with the Sydney skyline in the background from Pyrmont Bridge. The building in the foreground houses Wild Life Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussads Sydney and Sydney Sea Life Aquarium.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Circular Quay, Vivid Sydney, geodesic dome

The Vivid Sydney Festival is an annual festival of light, music and ideas which is running from 23 May to 9 June 2014. The "Geodesic Light Dome" has been installed along the Circular Quay foreshore with the city skyline as a backdrop. A geodesic dome is a spherical lattice shell, made up of triangular faces which contain smaller triangles. The artwork was created by Mark Dyson and Oliver Tanner and is illuminated at night with strips of lighting, built into the structure which form waves of colour and light that shift over and around the dome.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

1 Bligh, sculpture

"Day In, Day Out" is a public artwork located at at the top of broad curving steps at the entrance of the 1 Bligh skyscraper. The sculpture, created by artist James Angus, is a complex network of three-dimensional ellipsoidal surfaces drawn from shapes expressed in the design of the building, enhanced by a brightly painted colour scheme.

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Martin Place, Vivid Sydney Festival

The Vivid Sydney Festival is an annual festival of light, music and ideas which is running from 23 May to 9 June 2014. Martin Place has been lit up for the first time this year. This former office building is currently being redeveloped but work has ceased during the festival and the skeleton of the building is lit up at night with these colourful light reflections.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Botanic Gardens, Main Pond

The view across Main Pond in the Royal Botanic Gardens on a clear Autumn day, with the Sydney skyline in the distance.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Kogarah, Kirkplace

Kirkplace is a church located along Derby Street, in the southern suburb of Kogarah. The presbyterian church moved into the lower ground floor of this office building in 2009, from the adjacent Soldiers' Memorial Presbyterian Church. Next to it, is the heritage listed church built in 1928 and hall built around 1890 are now a medical centre and a physotherapist's sports clinic.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Kogarah, Soldiers' Memorial Presbyterian Church

The Soldiers' Memorial Presbyterian Church is located on the corner of Derby Street and Kensington Street, in the southern suburb of Kogarah. This heritage listed building was built in 1928 in the Inter War architectural style. It replaced the adjacent Presbyterian Church which was built around 1890 and then became the church hall. When Kirkplace opened in the office building beside it in 2009, the church building became a medical centre.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Kogarah, Presbyterian Church

This former Presbyterian Church is located in Kensington Street, in the southern suburb of Kogarah. It was built around 1890 in the Victorian Gothic architectural style. It became a church hall when a new Soldiers' Memorial Presbyterian Church was built next to it in 1928. When Kirkplace opened in the office building behind it in 2009, the church became a medical centre and the hall was converted for use by a physiotherapy and sports clinic.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Botanic Gardens, Rose Pavilion

A view of the Rose Pavilion in the Royal Botanic Gardens, rising up to the Sydney skyline in the background. The pavilion is flanked by two Marble Lion sculptures and the Governor Phillip Fountain can be seen amongst the bushes behind it.

Friday, 4 April 2014

MLC Centre, platforms

The MLC Centre is one of the tallest skyscrapers in Sydney, located along Martin Place and bounded by King Street and Castlereagh Street. The 67 floor tower was completed in 1977 and was the tallest office building in Sydney until 1992. The concrete and marble facade is currently being extensively repaired using insulated working platforms designed to fit the shape of the building, that reduce the noise of the jackhammers and other work equipment.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Pacific Power Building, 201 Elizabeth Street

This commercial building formerly known as the Pacific Power Building is located at 201 Elizabeth Street. The office and retail building is bounded by Elizabeth Street, Park Street and Castlereagh Street. This 40 storey building was completed in 1978 and is currently Sydney's 20th tallest building.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Darling Harbour, footbridge

This contemporary footbridge was reconstructed in 2012 as part of the Darling Quarter redevelopment at Darling Harbour. It takes pedestrians over Harbour Street, from Liverpool Street to the new office developments near Tumbalong Park.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Botanic Gardens, Government House Gate (Theme Day: Entry)

The Government House Gate is one of the main entrances of the Royal Botanic Gardens. It stands beside the Conservatorium of Music and leads to Government House. This view is from just inside the Royal Botanic Gardens, looking back towards Conservatorium Road, Macquarie Street and the Sydney skyline.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Darling Harbour, Royal Australian Navy Band

The Royal Australian Navy Band are seen here performing a Christmas Concert yesterday at the Hourbourside Amphitheatre at Darling Harbour.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Rushcutters Bay, Sydney skyline

Looking across Rushcutters Bay and Elizabeth Bay, this view of the Sydney skyline at sunset is from Yarranabbe Park, in the eastern suburb of Darling Point.

Friday, 29 November 2013

Australia Square Tower

Australia Square is an office and retail complex, bounded by George Street, Bond Street, Pitt Street and Curtin Place. The Australia Square Tower was designed by Harry Seidler and was completed in 1967, becoming Australia's first true skyscraper. O Bar and Dining is a revolving restaurant and bar on the 47th floor, previously known as The Summit Restaurant and Orbit Lounge. The 48th floor houses an observation deck.
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Saturday, 23 November 2013

Cockle Bay, boats

These two boats are moored in Cockle Bay at Darling Harbour, below the Western Distributor flyovers.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

King Street Wharf, Sydney skyline

This view of King Street Wharf and the Sydney skyline is from Wharf 7 at Pyrmont. Port Venture is the small "fun boat" returning to Darling Harbour after a cruise on Sydney Harbour.