High Sydney


'High Sydney' is a collection of the facades of Sydney’s 100 tallest structures in height descending order as they stood at the beginning of 2012. By narrowing in on a fa├žade, I think it is possible to view a piece of architecture in a way that is perhaps missed by viewing the structure as a whole. I am fascinated by what makes a building attractive or otherwise and wanted to attempt to capture even the most unattractive of structures in a new light. 

For me, filling the frame in this way offers an often-missed opportunity to appreciate a building’s individuality, despite perhaps having previously written off a particular building as an eyesore. I look at buildings as characters in the story of a city – some are easy-going, gentle or confident, others misunderstood or universally despised. I like to think, however, that each one has at least a couple of redeeming features and this is what I have tried to reveal in this series. 

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1. Sydney Tower - 1981


2. Governor Phillip Tower - 1993


3. Chifley Tower - 1992


4. MLC Centre - 1977


5. Citigroup Centre - 2000


6. Deutsche Bank Place - 2005


7. Channel 9 TV Tower - 1965


8. World Tower - 2004


9. Ernst & Young Tower - 2004


10. Aurora Place - 2001


11. Suncorp Place - 1982


12. AMP Centre - 1976


13. Century Tower - 1997


14. Capita Centre - 1989


15. Grosvenor Place - 1988


16. 201 Elizabeth Street - 1978


17. Meriton Tower - 2005


18. Australia Square Tower - 1967


19. Westpac Towers - 2005


20. The Peak - 1996


21. 1 O'Connell Street - 1991


22. Gateway Plaza - 1989


23. HSBC Centre - 1988


24. Cove Apartments - 2003


25. Optus Plaza - 1992


26. Hordern Tower - 1999


27. Angel Place - 2000


28. Sydney Central - 1992


29. Westfield Tower - 2011


30. Lumiere - 2007


31. Colonial State Bank - 1986


32. CommSec Tower - 1998


33. Governor Macquarie Tower - 1993


34. Horizon Apartments - 1998


35. Quay West Apartments - 1991


36. Tower Apartments - 1999


37. Aspect - 2008


38. Telstra Plaza - 1988


39. One Bligh Street - 2011


40. Banker's Trust Tower - 1998


41. Rialto Tower - 2004


42. 420 George Street - 2010


43. Elan Apartments - 1997


44. Park Regis - 1969


45. Victoria Towers - 1996


46. British Telecom Tower - 1991


47. Met Centre - 1980


48. Sydney Harbour Bridge - 1932


49. Saint Martin's Tower - 1975


50. Civic Tower - 2004


51. Northpoint - 1980


52. NRMA House - 1976


53. Hilton Hotel - 1974


54. Marriott Hotel - 1988


55. Inmark Tower - 2011


56. National Australia Bank Building - 1986


57. Observatory Tower - 1996


58. Aon Tower - 1988


59. KPMG Centre - 1992


60. Shangri-La Hotel - 1992


61. Mulpha House - 1978


62. AMP Building - 1962


63. Price Waterhouse Coopers - 1999


64. IBM Building - 1992


65. Spherion Tower - 1992


66. Amora Hotel - 1999


67. National Mutual Centre - 1977


68. The Hyde - 2010


69. GPO Centre - 1999


70. Macquarie Bank (Martin Place) - 1999


71. ANZAC Bridge - 1996


72. American Express Building - 1981


73. UTS - 1978


74. Princeton Apartments - 1995


75. Westpac Bank Building - 1971


76. 135 on King - 1990


77. Macquarie Bank (Bond Street) - 1978


78. State Street - 1997


79. Norwich House - 1970


80. Miramar Apartments - 1993


81. Commonwealth Bank Building - 1988


82. Beau Mond Apartments - 2004


83. Millennium Tower - 1974


84. Fraser Suites @ Regent Place - 2006


85. Law Courts - 1976


86. AWA Tower - 1939


87. Roden Cutler House - 1975


88. Innovation Place - 2007


89. Four Seasons Hotel - 1983


90. Goldfields House - 1966


91. Defence House - 1990


92. Meriton Capitol - 2011


93. BNP Paribas - 1999


94. Museum Towers - 1988


95. 59 Goulburn Street - 1975


96. The Summit Apartments - 2000


97. 321 Kent Street - 1990


98. Connaught Centre - 1983


99. 60 Carrington Street - 1975


100. Westfield Tower (William Street) - 1973


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