Chifley Tower

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Chifley Tower
Chifley Tower 2017.jpg
Chifley Tower northern side
Chifley Tower is located in Sydney
Chifley Tower
Location in Greater Metropolitan Sydney
General information
LocationSydney, Australia
Coordinates33°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
CostA$ 1.2 billion
Antenna spire244 m (801 ft)
Roof216 m (709 ft)
Technical details
Floor count53
Floor area90,000 m2 (968,800 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectKohn Pedersen Fox
DeveloperBond Corporation Holdings Ltd & Kumagai Gumi
Arcade Entrance

Chifley Tower is a premium skyscraper in Sydney, Australia. It was designed by New York City-based architects[1] Travis McEwen and Kohn Pedersen Fox, with John Rayner as project architect.[2]. Excluding Sydney Tower, which is considered a non-habitable building, Chifley Tower is considered to be the tallest building in Sydney.

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.[1] Due to its prominent location at the peak in the north-east CBD, the Tower has broad harbour views from its 42 storeys.[3] 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.[4]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Chifley Tower - Background". Archived from the original on 24 May 2006.
  2. ^ "Bio". Bio. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
  3. ^ SkyscraperPage
  4. ^ "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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