Australia Square Celebrates 50 Years
5 May 2017 will mark the fiftieth anniversary of one of the country’s most iconic and ground breaking buildings, Australia Square. This key milestone for both Sydney and Harry Seidler’s legacy, celebrates Australia’s first high-rise, taking pride of place in the heart of the CBD. The building is still highly regarded as a landmark of the city’s skyline and an icon of modern Australian design.
To mark this momentous occasion, a collection of thirteen Max Dupain photographic images will be showcased in the Australia Square lobby from 24 April to 19 May 2017, with opening hours from Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 6:00pm.
Max Dupain and Associates was commissioned by Australia Square architect Harry Seidler and Associates, to capture the building in its early stages of construction through to final completion, including the Alexander Calder’s Crossed Blades sculpture, the revolutionary outdoor plaza and its dominance on the Sydney city skyline.
Sydney Living Museums’ replica of Australia Square from the Towers of Tomorrow with Lego Bricks exhibition, created in 2015 by Australia’s only certified Lego professional, Ryan McNaught, will also feature in the lobby during this time along with the original Australia Square construction video provided by LendLease Corporation Limited.
Australia Square Tower, George Street Sydney - Max Dupain & Associates; Harry Seidler & Associates, commissioning agent Max Dupain ©Penelope Seidler. Courtesy of State Library of NSW.