Royal Exhibition Building - Carlton Gardens, Nicholson Street. CARLTON [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Royal Exhibition Building: Carlton Gardens, Nicholson Street, CARLTON

Royal Exhibition Building
Royal Exhibition Building
Royal Exhibition Building
Royal Exhibition Building
Royal Exhibition Building

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Building Profile

Name : Royal Exhibition Building

Location

Address: Carlton Gardens, Nicholson Street
City: CARLTON

Postcode: 3053


Royal Exhibition Building is a landmark

Construction Details

Built: 1879 - 1880
Original use: Exhibition
Current use: Library/Museum/Gallery

Height
(to roof) : 67
(to pinnacle) : 70
number of floors : 2

Built in the Victorian period in the Second Empire style

Notable features

Completed for Melbournes first International Exposition in 1880, the Royal Exhibition Building Melbourne features a magnificent dome (complete with discrete gilded cupola), modelled on the Florence Cathedral. The Exhibition building is an eclectic architectural composition which includes Second Empire features and giant arched entryways.

History

Added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2007

Architect: Reed & Barnes




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