Chifley Tower

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Chifley Tower
Chifley Tower western side.jpg
Chifley Tower western side
General information
Type Office
Location Sydney, Australia
Coordinates 33°51′57.4″S 151°12′41.9″E / 33.865944°S 151.211639°E / -33.865944; 151.211639Coordinates: 33°51′57.4″S 151°12′41.9″E / 33.865944°S 151.211639°E / -33.865944; 151.211639
Completed 1992
Cost A$ 1.2 billion
Antenna spire 244 m (801 ft)
Roof 216 m (709 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 53
Floor area 90,000 m2 (968,800 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators 28
Design and construction
Architect Kohn Pedersen Fox
Developer Bond Corporation Holdings Ltd & Kumagai Gumi

Chifley Tower is a premium skyscraper in Sydney, Australia. When measured to the top of its spire, it is considered the tallest building in Sydney.[1] It was designed by New York City-based architects[2] Travis McEwen and Kohn Pedersen Fox, with John Rayner as project architect.[3]

Location and features[edit]

Located at 2 Chifley Square, its cross streets are Hunter, Phillip and Bent Streets with the main entry being on Phillip Street.[2] Due to its prominent location at the peak in the north-east CBD, the Tower has broad harbour views from its 42 storeys.[4] The tower is used primarily for commercial use, mostly financial institutions, law firms and corporations.

A 3-metre (9.8 ft) lightning rod was added in 2000, extending its original height from 241 metres (791 ft) to 244 metres (801 ft). To stop the tower from moving in the wind a giant steel pendulum weighing 400 long tons (450 short tons) is held from eight 75-millimetre (3.0 in) wires near the rooftop. The tower is named after former Australian Prime Minister Ben Chifley.

At one time All Nippon Airways operated a sales office on Level 32.[5]


See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ a b "Chifley Tower - Background". Archived from the original on 24 May 2006. 
  3. ^ "Bio". Bio. Retrieved 22 April 2011. 
  4. ^ SkyscraperPage
  5. ^ "ANA Directory" (Archive). All Nippon Airways. 1998. Retrieved on July 9, 2016. "Sydney Level 32, The Chifley Tower 2 Chifley Square, Sydney N.S.W. 2000, Australia"

External links[edit]

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