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 Travis McEwen and Kohn Pedersen Fox (Project Architect: Nigel Dickson),[2] New York-based architects.[3]

Located at 2 Chifley Square, its cross streets are Hunter, Phillip and Bent Streets with the main entry being on Phillip Street.[3] 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 lightning rod was added in 2000, extending its original height from 241m to 244m. 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.

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

List of tallest buildings in Australia
Next shorter
Citigroup Centre
Next taller
The Tower at Melbourne Central
Heights are to highest architectural element.

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  2. ^ "Bio". Bio. Retrieved 22 April 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Chifley Tower - Background". 
  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"

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