120 Collins Street
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|120 Collins St|
|Location||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Owner||Investa Property Group|
|Antenna spire||265 m (869 ft)|
|Roof||220 m (720 ft)|
|Floor area||65,000 m2 (700,000 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Structural engineer||Connell Wagner|
The building was designed by architectural firm Hassell, in association with Daryl Jackson. Structural Engineers were Connell Wagner, Mechanical, Electrical & Fire Services Engineers were Lincolne Scott.
120 Collins Street is a postmodern style building, paying homage to New York's grand Art Deco buildings, such as the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. This influence can be seen in the building's granite facade, its setbacks and its central mast.
The building is home to a number of high-profile tenants including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BlackRock, Rothschild, Standard & Poor's, Bluescope Steel, Mitsubishi, Rio Tinto Group, Ord Minnet, plus Citigroup's Melbourne office.
When completed, the building stood at a roof height of 220 meters with a 45 meter spire on top if it, bringing the total height to 265 meters. It surpassed the Rialto Towers as Australia's tallest building (Although the Rialto was still taller by roof). It was the tallest for fourteen years until it was surpassed by the Q1 in 2005. It remained the tallest building in Melbourne until being surpassed by the Eureka Tower in 2006. It is currently the third tallest building in Australia.
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