Friday 31 May 2024

Haymarket, McKell Building

The McKell Building is bounded by George Street, Rawson Place, Pitt Street and Barlow Street, in the inner city suburb of Haymarket. This 23-level tower was built as a state government office building in 1979 in the Brutalist style. It was named after Sir William John McKell, GCMG, QC who was the 12th Governor-General of Australia from 1947 to 1953 and had previously been Premier of New South Wales from 1941 to 1947. This view is from the Barlow Street Forest.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.


  1. Hope that the upper floors residents have a parashutes in case of fire. 😏

  2. I had forgotten how bleak the Brutalist Style was.

  3. I had to google Brutalist architecture - a style that emerged during the 1950s in the United Kingdom, among the reconstruction projects of the post-war era. Interesting!

  4. It has the look of a government building. Nice photo!

  5. What an interesting Post. We know this style under the name 'Plattenbau'. It was typical for this time. Thank you for sharing .
    A good perspective too for this building into sky.

    1. I haven't heard of that style description but very interesting to know.

  6. Your photo shows a taste of Sydney charm - the imposing McKell building framed by a vibrant blue sky.

  7. You're offering us a very interesting perspective!

  8. Great composition ~ one of your 'signature' photos I think ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)


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