Chifley Tower western side
|Cost||A$ 1.2 billion|
|Antenna spire||244 m (801 ft)|
|Roof||216 m (709 ft)|
|Floor area||90,000 m2 (968,800 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Kohn Pedersen Fox|
|Developer||Bond Corporation Holdings Ltd & Kumagai Gumi|
Located at 2 Chifley Square, its cross streets are Hunter, Phillip and Bent Streets with the main entry being on Phillip Street. Due to its prominent location at the peak in the north-east CBD, the Tower has broad harbour views from its 42 storeys. The tower is used primarily for commercial use, mostly financial institutions, law firms and corporations.
A 3-metre lightning rod was added in 2000, but is not counted by CTBUH as it does not constitute an architectural feature. To stop the tower from moving in the wind a giant steel pendulum weighing 400 tonnes is held from 8×75 mm wires near the rooftop. The tower is named after former Australian Prime Minister Ben Chifley.
|List of tallest buildings in Australia|
|Heights are to highest architectural element.|
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