Sunday, 30 April 2006

Sydney's "Eiffel Tower"


Today is the day our cities are being made to look like another city!

Yes, it was built as a replica of the Eiffel Tower, in 1939! The official name is the AWA Tower. It was Australia's tallest building until 1958. It has a viewing platform which is no longer open to the public.

It's quite difficult to get a good shot of this tower nowadays, hemmed in as it is by taller buildings. One of the best vantage points is from the elevated road approach to the Harbour Bridge, but I was walking at ground level.

AWA was an early Australian communications company, and this radio transmission tower formed an integral part of their building.

4 comments:

  1. wow--thats amazing! Looks like its made of glass! How come no one is allowed on the viewing platform anymore?

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  2. Cool, how many Eiffel towers there are :).

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  3. chris - not sure why it is closed, but I will suggest perhaps because theview has been eclipsed by taller buildings, and probably the platform is very small - it would be too much effort to maintain such a thing.

    Thanks for the compliments.

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  4. 12 months on and Hyde DP is revisiting those that took part in the "other city" theme, with links to the other participants.

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