CRA Building

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CRA Building
General information
Type office
Location Melbourne, Australia
Coordinates 37°48′52.17″S 144°58′14.25″E / 37.8144917°S 144.9706250°E / -37.8144917; 144.9706250Coordinates: 37°48′52.17″S 144°58′14.25″E / 37.8144917°S 144.9706250°E / -37.8144917; 144.9706250
Construction started 1959
Completed 1962[1]
Demolished 1988[2]
Roof 99 m (325 ft)[2]
Technical details
Floor count 26[2]
Design and construction
Architect Bernard Evans and Partners[1]

The CRA Building (also known as CRA House, Consolidated Zinc Building and Comalco House) was the tallest building in Melbourne, Australia, between the completion of its construction in 1962[1] and 1969 when AMP Square was constructed.[2][3] Located at 89 - 101 Collins Street, and known as 95 Collins Street, it was a curtain-walled office building in the international style, with a setback to the street which was utilised to provide a garden entry.[1] It was designed by Bernard Evans and Partners for Conzinc Riotinto of Australia and constructed between 1959 and 1962.[1] The building was demolished in 1988 and replaced by the 50 storey 101 Collins Street development.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e Lewis, Miles (1995). Melbourne - The city's history and development. City of Melbourne. ISBN 0-949624-88-8. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Consolidated Zinc Building". Emporis. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  3. ^ "CRA Building". Walking Melbourne. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 

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