Sydney Masonic Centre / Red Wolf

Sydney Masonic Centre, Sydney Masonic Centre Detail and Sydney Masonic Centre Stairs originally uploaded by Red Wolf


Joseland Gilling, 1974
Connell Mott MacDonald, 2004 (tower)

Corner of Castlereagh and Goulburn Streets, Sydney

Off form concrete facade
Civic Tower is Australia’s first building to be fully supported on a central lift core without the use of continuous perimeter columns extending down to footing levels. Constructed above Sydney’s Masonic Centre, the innovative structural design features a space frame using post tensioned tie elements and high strength concrete filled tubular steel struts to transfer the 25 story office building perimeter back onto its core.

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