Monday, 10 July 2017

1965: Rare Aerial Photo of the State Office Building

After finding a feature on the Water Board Building upon its completion in 1965 from The Sydney Morning Herald, the same edition featured a rare aerial photo of the nearly completed State Office Building in Phillip Street. It featured on Page 1.

It had become the tallest building in Australia at 35 levels or 128 metres tall. It would be surpassed by Australia Square within less than 18 months.


Source: Anonymous. 1965. "Untitled" (photograph). The Sydney Morning Herald, December 21, 1. 

The building was demolished in 1997 for the Aurora Place complex. It is the tallest building in Australia to be demolished to date and 18th tallest against other world buildings.