120 Collins Street

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120 Collins Street
120 Collins Street Tower in September 2005
Record height
Tallest in Melbourne from August 1991 to 2006[I]
Preceded by 101 Collins Street
Surpassed by Eureka Tower
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Construction started 1989
Completed 1991
Owner Investa Property Group
Antenna spire 265 m (869 ft)
Roof 220 m (720 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 52
Floor area 65,000 m2 (700,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Hassell
Daryl Jackson
Structural engineer Connell Wagner
Main contractor Grocon

120 Collins Street is a 265-metre (869 ft) skyscraper in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It was built from 1989 to 1991 and it comprises 50 levels of office accommodation and 4 levels of plant.

The building was designed by architectural firm Hassell, in association with Daryl Jackson.[1] Structural engineers were Connell Wagner, and mechanical, electrical and fire services engineers were Lincolne Scott.

120 Collins Street is a postmodern style building, paying homage to New York City'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 façade, its setbacks and its central mast.[2]

The building is home to a number of high-profile tenants including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BlackRock, Rothschild, Standard & Poor's, Bluescope Steel, Urbis, Mitsubishi, Rio Tinto Group, Ord Minnet, System Partners, Citigroup's Melbourne office and Korn Ferry.[3]

When completed in August 1991, the building had a roof height of 220 metres with a 45-metre spire on top, bringing the total height to 265 metres.[4] It surpassed the nearby and then-recently completed 101 Collins Street, by 5 metres. 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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Grollo Group. "120 Collins St, Melbourne". Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Investa Property Group (September 2012). "Landmark Style, 120 Collins" (PDF). p. 9. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Investa Property Group (2012). "About 120 Collins". 120 Collins St. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  4. ^ (22 August 2016). "120 Collins Street, Melbourne Celebrates 25 Years". investa. Retrieved 2 October 2016.

External links[edit]

Media related to 120 Collins Street at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 37°48′49.8″S 144°58′10.2″E / 37.813833°S 144.969500°E / -37.813833; 144.969500