Sydney Tower, 1981-

From Engineering Heritage New South Wales


Sydney Tower rises 1,000 feet (309 meters) into the sky, and at twice the height of the Harbour Bridge, it's Sydney’s tallest structure.

Designed by Australian architect Donald Crone, construction was finished in 1981, and the tower was soon after opened to the public. If the air is clear, you will be able to see as far as the Blue Mountains, which sit about 50 miles (80 km) away. But even if there is haze in the air, the tower offers a full 360-degree view of Australia’s biggest city, from the golden beaches and the ferries shuttling commuters across the blue harbor to a new perspective of the famous Opera House and the Central Business District below. This high up, Sydney is a jumble of houses and the parks are nothing but tiny green spots.


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Engineering Heritage Recognition Program

Marker Type Engineering Heritage Plaque (EHP) award by Sydney Division
Award Date June 1994 (from EA website)
Prominent People Sir Alex Wargon. Sir Donald Crone
Nomination Document MISSING
Ceremony Booklet MISSING
Interpretation Panel MISSING
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