Monday, 24 February 2020

NEVER BUILT: Imperial Arcade Tower (1960)


Source: Anon. 1960. "360-Feet High Building Plan". The Sydney Morning Herald, April 17: 5.

I recently located an artist's impression for a 36 level office tower that was to be built as part of a redevelopment of the Imperial Arcade (1891) in Pitt Street.

While the site was redeveloped to house a shopping complex of four levels with office space above, the office component was scaled back.

The Imperial Arcade was demolished in 2009 when Westfield merged and redeveloped its CBD shopping centres - Centrepoint, Imperial Arcade and Skygarden into Westfield Sydney.

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