Chifley Tower

Chifley Tower

Chifley Tower
Chifley Tower western side
General information
Type Office
Location Sydney, Australia
Coordinates
Completed 1992
Cost A$ 1.2 billion
Height
Antenna spire 244 m (801 ft)
Roof 216 m (709 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 53
Floor area 90,000 m2 (968,800 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators 28
Design and construction
Architect Kohn Pedersen Fox
Developer Bond Corporation Holdings Ltd & Kumagai Gumi

Chifley Tower is a premium skyscraper in Sydney, Australia. When measured to the top of its spire, it is considered the tallest building in Sydney.[1]

It was designed by Travis McEwen and Kohn Pedersen Fox (Project Architect: Nigel Dickson),[2] New York-based architects.[3]

Located at 2 Chifley Square, its cross streets are Hunter, Phillip and Bent Streets with the main entry being on Phillip Street.[3] Due to its prominent location at the peak in the north-east CBD, the Tower has broad harbour views from its 42 storeys.[4] The tower is used primarily for commercial use, mostly financial institutions, law firms and corporations.

A 3-metre lightning rod was added in 2000, extending its original height from 241m to 244m. To stop the tower from moving in the wind a giant steel pendulum weighing 400 tonnes is held from 8×75 mm wires near the rooftop. The tower is named after former Australian Prime Minister Ben Chifley.

List of tallest buildings in Australia
Next shorter
Citigroup Centre
243m
Next taller
The Tower at Melbourne Central
246m
Heights are to highest architectural element.

See also

References

  1. ^ http://buildingdb.ctbuh.org/?do=building&building_id=938
  2. ^ "Bio". Bio. Retrieved 22 April 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Chifley Tower - Background". 
  4. ^ SkyscraperPage

External links

  • Level 41 Restaurant
  • Laila Ellmoos (2008). "Chifley Tower". Dictionary of Sydney. Dictionary of Sydney Trust. Retrieved 9 October 2015. [CC-By-SA]