Optus Centre

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Optus Centre
Optus Centre 2a.jpg
Optus Centre - tower
General information
Type office
Location Melbourne, Australia
Coordinates 37°49′02″S 144°57′45″E / 37.817332°S 144.962437°E / -37.817332; 144.962437Coordinates: 37°49′02″S 144°57′45″E / 37.817332°S 144.962437°E / -37.817332; 144.962437
Completed 1975
Height
Roof 153 m (502 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 34
Optus Centre - view at street level

The Optus Centre is located at 367 Collins Street, Melbourne. Standing 153 metres tall, it incorporates 34 floors, and was completed in 1975. The main foyer, and mezzanine areas are home to cafes and a branch of the Commonwealth Bank.

Originally an office building for the Commonwealth Bank, the tower was the tallest building in Melbourne when completed, eclipsing the former BHP House by 1 metre. It was overtaken two years later with the completion of the 52-storey Nauru House.

The building is also home to a breeding pair of Peregrine Falcons. During the breeding season, a display is set up in the foyer, to enable the public to view the nest as the young hatch.[1]

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  1. ^ "Falcon handlers celebrate 20 years of city breeding". ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). 11 November 2010. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 

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