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Five Striking Sydney Modern Buildings

Sydney skyline is intrepid with fine architectural wonders of our modern time. It is comparable to the vast majority of famed metropolis around the globe, if not the best. However, Sydney has unique masterpieces of modern architecture that is nowhere found in any part of the world. Uniquely Sydney! Uniquely Australia!

Macquarie Bank Building

When at Pyrmont Bay Ferry Wharf in Darling Harbour, skyscrapers across the harbour are on various sizes and shape. Despite being dwarfed by other gigantic buildings surrounding it, the Macquarie Bank Building, is eye-catching. This is because of its web-like structural look, which is different from the rest of the pack.

Macquarie Bank's architecture is unique due to its geometric structural design.

Macquarie Bank’s architecture is unique due to its geometric structural design.

The diagrid architectural design it has, is the only one in Sydney. Built by the group, Brookefield Multiplex in 2009, Macquarie Bank Building is a state-of-the-art complex that made Sydney skyline even more like a modern visual art deco, especially from afar.

To have a closer look at its intricate structural details, the building is situated at 1 Shelley Street. When near the edifice, one will be astounded with its remarkable eco-design, bringing distinction as one of the ‘green’ friendly buildings of the metropolis.

AWA Tower is considered a twin of the famous Eiffel Tower of Paris, France.

AWA Tower is considered a twin of the famous Eiffel Tower of Paris, France.

AWA Tower

Striking with its Eiffel-Tower-look-alike structure in nearby Wynyard Station in Sydney CBD is the AWA Tower. Built in the 1930’s by Robertson, Marks and McCredie for Amalgamated Wireless Australasia Limited, broadcasting and manufacturing company, it was previously the tallest building in the whole of Australia until the 1960’s.

The art deco style has been one of its distinguished characteristics, making it of Sydney’s most treasured skyscraper during its time and even today.

The tower is located in 45 York Street, and easily visible from Wynyard Park.

Deutsche Bank Place resembles a staircase.

Deutsche Bank Place resembles a staircase.

Deutsche Bank Place

Very prominent in Sydney’s skyline is an edifice which resembles a literal translation of ‘stairway to heaven’. Its distinct architectural style makes it one of the latest commercial buildings in the city ever built with characteristic sophisticated style. The building was erected in 2005 under the creative mind of Sir Norman Foster.

Deutsche Bank Place is located at 126 Phillip Street. Its staircase structure is noticeable when one scouts the city’s horizon in Hyde Park and The Domain.

Sydney (Westfield) Tower Eye

One of the most photographed structures in Sydney, both by locals and foreign visitors, is the Sydney Tower Eye. Known for its observatory deck, Sydney Tower, is one of the best locations to view the whole skyline of the metropolis. Due to its location, anyone can have a panoramic 360° look of nearby attractions as well as other wonders from afar.

Sydney Tower is one of the city's main attractions.

Sydney Tower is one of the city’s main attractions.

The tower is Sydney’s highest free-standing structure with exceptional architectural design, making it highly seen from various locations in the urban jungle of the city and surrounding suburbs.

The famed tower, built in the 1970’s, is not just an architectural wonder but an engineering feat of the last three decades due to its capability to withstand earthquakes and the effects of strong winds.

Sydney Opera House

Listing Sydney’s most striking building of our modern time would not be complete without the ever famous, Sydney Opera House. A centre for various performing arts, both in the region and worldwide, Sydney Opera House is considered to be the most iconic man-made structure known in Australia. Talk to every foreign stranger that visits Sydney in particular, and it would always be part of their lists to see and visit.

Australia's modern architecture is summed up on the grandeur of Sydney Opera House.

Australia’s modern architecture is summed up on the grandeur of Sydney Opera House.

Besides being a performance arts venue, Sydney Opera House gives its recognizable backdrop to special annual events such as New Year’s Eve spectacular fireworks in Sydney and the festival of lights, commonly known as Sydney Vivid Lights.

These five structural buildings in Sydney make the skyline of this lovable city unique and different from the rest of the world. A city that has combined architectural fusions of pre-modern and contemporary designs, making it more a distinct city, every person would want to live and visit!


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11 thoughts on “Five Striking Sydney Modern Buildings

  1. Another interesting post from you guys. Your pictures are amazing. They gave justice to what you guys describe.

    Posted by Dianne | January 11, 2013, 5:15 PM
  2. Thank you. My personal favorite is the AWA tower. I’ve always admired it.

    Posted by Jillian Carlon | January 11, 2013, 10:07 PM
  3. Sydney is a beautiful city indeed with many buildings and sights to see. I had a great time when I was there, though I did not see all these buildings. But they look really nice, so if I ever go there again (which I hope to) I now know what to check out. Great photos of the buildings too by the way! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing.

    Posted by ropcorn | January 13, 2013, 1:01 AM
  4. The AWA tower is pretty impressive. Never even knew it existed until now.

    Posted by John | January 14, 2013, 10:39 AM
  5. AnElephantCant deny he loves Sydney
    Pretty well as much as Vancouver
    He hasn’t been there for a while
    But remembers it with a smile
    The Aussies are great like Canadians but wonderfully uncouther

    Posted by anelephantcant | January 17, 2013, 8:51 AM

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