ACA Building - 118 - 126 Queen St. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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ACA Building: 118 - 126 Queen St, MELBOURNE

ACA Building
ACA Building

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Building Profile

Name : ACA Building

Location

Address: 118 - 126 Queen St
City: MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3000


Construction Details

Built: 1936
Original use: Office
Current use: Office

number of floors : 11

Built in the Interwar period in the Art-Deco style

Notable features

The ACA building features typical Art-Deco vertical fins terminating in stepped forms, horizontal spandrels counterbalance the extreme upward emphasis. A central tower with faience terracotta provides the ACA building with moderne ornament. The ACA features striated pilasters rising through three floors to chevron capitals and finned buttresses that curve to a slight setback. Additional fins leap over and lock onto the parapet of the late thirties skyscraper.

History

Architect: Hennessey & Hennessy


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