New York Permanent Building Society (demolished) - Collins Street. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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New York Permanent Building Society: Collins Street, MELBOURNE

New York Permanent Building Society
New York Permanent Building Society

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Building Profile

Name : New York Permanent Building Society

Location

Address: Collins Street
City: MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3000


New York Permanent Building Society was a landmark

Construction Details

Built: 1888~
Original use: Office
Current use: Not Used or Not Applicable

number of floors : 8

Built in the Victorian period in the Mannerist style

Notable features

An extremely tall building for its time, the Modern Permanent was one of about 12 such Victorian skyscrapers which dominated the financial sector in the 1880s. The building was capped by a second empire styled roof feature, but was strong in Mannerist detail. The building stretched back toward Flinders lane, with a large unfacaded area a feature often referred to at the time as being a lofty pile.

History

Architect:


This building has been destroyed (1960~)

The building was demolished to make way for speculative 1960s office development.



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