Old Centennial Hall Pitt Street

Old Centennial Hall Pitt Street

I am quite taken with Old Centennial Hall on Pitt Street. Perhaps it is because it is so tall and skinny. It seems as though it has been slotted into a space, but then someone pushed it a little too far back from the street front. It is a building that is often walked past unnoticed, and I must admit to having never walked inside it. But I do love the shaped windows and how they contrast with the regularity of the building materials.

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  1. Edward Bennett
    September 1, 2015

    You should go inside, take the lift to the ftop floor for the view. Also interesting is the fact that the lift is hydraulic – so you can feel how the platform you are standing on is being lifted from below, on top of a long pole, not suspended from above like an electric lift – you may be able to feel it very slighly wobble.

  2. Kate
    September 22, 2015

    Wow, I like a hydraulic lift. I have designed those to be used private houses before, but not for a building of this size. I will have to try it out.
    I can imagine the view is superb, thanks for the tip!

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