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Continuing on with the photos I took during Open Sydney, this is Australia Square. Designed by Harry Seidler and constructed in 1967, at the time it was Australia's highest building and the world's tallest light-weight concrete building.

The structural system was developed in collaboration with one of the world's leading engineers, Pier Luigi Nervi, and featured technological advances such as patterned ribbing and tapering exterior columns in pre-cast concrete as permanent formwork. The entire fašade of the tower was prefabricated in sections under factory conditions, brought to the site and erected by crane.

Australia Square is still regarded as a landmark building in Sydney and an icon of modern Australian architecture. With its radical circular design, usable public space, and its advanced construction techniques for the time, it changed the face of the Sydney CBD and architectural design in Australia.

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