Item #CL204-21 [Construction Site For King George Tower, Corner Of King And George Streets, Sydney]. Max Dupain, 1911–1992 Aust.
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[Construction Site For King George Tower, Corner Of King And George Streets, Sydney]

c1974. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, press print, “John Fairfax Group Photographic Library” stamp, photographer’s stamp and publisher’s date stamps “1974,” “1980” and “1988” verso with affixed typed press statement with caption and publishing annotations in ink, 20.3 x 25.7cm. Slight handling crinkles, some with cracking or surface loss, indents due to annotation verso.

Photographer’s stamp includes “Max Dupain and Associates Pty Ltd, Unit 13, Valletta Building, Campbell St, Artarmon 2064, Australia. Telephone 439 4140, 439 4256.”

Press statement reads “King George Tower progress – unusual design takes shape on city site. The all-concrete frame of the King George Tower project is emerging as possibly the most striking high-rise building to appear in central Sydney for some years. The building has now reached half its eventual 32-storey height, standing 70 metres (210ft) above street level. Located at the corner of King and George Streets, the three-sided building, being constructed by Sabemo Pty Ltd for Hooker Projects, the commercial development division of the Hooker Corporation, makes interesting use of the site. It cuts diagonally across the corner, leaving a large area free for pedestrians and making optimum use of an awkwardly shaped area at the rear of the site. The pedestrian area leads into the twin-level shopping plaza beneath the building, which is expected to be in operation early next year.”

Completed in 1976, the King George Tower has also been known as the IAG House, NRMA House, and American Express Tower. Ref:

Item #CL204-21

Price (AUD): $3,300.00  other currencies

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