Architecture of
New South Wales




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Commercial buildings.

From shopfronts to skyscrapers – 20th century commerce has left us with many outstanding additions to our built heritage.

The Sydney CBD has some great commercial buildings (and quite a few not so great).

On the must-see list are several Seidler skyscrapers, and a number of early to mid-twentieth century structures on Macquarie Street.

George Street also has much to see, both old and new.

Just outside the CBD, the Surry Hills area also has commercial buildings in many shapes and sizes.

The jewel in the crown without doubt being the immaculately designed and constructed Reader's Digest Building.

North across the harbour from the CBD is the MLC building in North Sydney, one of Australia's first skyscrapers.

Some other northern suburbs have interesting shop frontages – for example, Manly and Narrabeen.

West of Sydney, the town of Katoomba has much to offer, with the heritage listed Paragon Cafe as a centrepiece of its main shopping street.



Detail of the Reader's Digest Building in Surry Hills.


An early curtain wall design in Sydney was Qantas House.




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