Monday, 13 June 2016

2005: Latitude Tower is completed (Evolution of World Square)

Less than two years after work started on the construction of World Square, we finally saw work at 680 George Street. I actually remember with excitement as Year 11 student to see moving cranes and construction.

By the time work had resumed, it was the 20th hole in the ground from the 1990-91 Property Crash to be filled. The first sod was turned on November 13, 2002 by Lord Mayor Frank Sartor. From what I am aware, plans to build the tower in its current form had been around for 18 months.

I am going to let the photos do the talking this week with a selection of photos over its two years of construction.

November 2002


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When completed, the main tenant would be Ernst & Young who would remain there until the recent completion of 200 George Street.

Next week, we continue our series focusing on the completion of the retail complex.