135 Swanston Street - 135 Swanston Street. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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135 Swanston Street: 135 Swanston Street, MELBOURNE

135 Swanston Street

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Building Profile

Name : 135 Swanston Street

Location

Address: 135 Swanston Street
City: MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3000


135 Swanston Street is a landmark

Construction Details

Built: 1925~
Original use: Office
Current use: Residential (Apartments)

Built in the Interwar period in the Art-Deco style

Notable features

An remarkable early Art-Deco building which treats the top of the building as Art-Deco stretched skyscraper, and the bottom of the building as a heavily treated Edwardian facade which blends beautifully with neighbouring buildings. The result is a modern but retrospective combination.

The building almost seems a reaction to the strikingly Art-Deco neighbour in the Century building, and seems to anticipate the podium planning of the 1990s, 70 years earlier. This is combined with the new found mixed-use expression of the period.

History

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