|The final section of the T&G Building (1930) awaits demolition. Full citation below.|
In 1972, plans were approved to demolish the building alongside every building located on the block bounded by Elizabeth, Park, Castlereagh and Bathurst Street.
By 1975, three quarters of the buildings had been demolished to accommodate 201 Elizabeth
Source: Owens, W. 1975. "Giant Meets His Match". The Sun Herald, October 12: 17.
And what did Sydney get in return for the demolition? A public square.
Around twenty years ago, the square was given a facelift. A Starbucks Cafe occupies the site. These photos were taken last week by yours
There was scope to leave the remaining section of the building and integrate it into the development. It could have made a fantastic hotel or even be converted into apartments.
Finally, lets place the Park Street photos side by side for comparison.