▪️THE BOND BUILDING (Sydney, Australia)▪️ ⏸️Stoney Creek, Sardinian Pink, Arabescato, Caledonia⏸️
"A real #building is one on which the eye can light and stay lit." (Ezra Pound)
The Bond Building, now known as Chifley Tower, is one of the most recognisable buildings on #sydneyskyline. Located at 2 #chifleysquare, this premium 43-story #skyscraper designed by Architects Kohn Pedersen Fox is sited on one of the highest points in #sydneycbd, close to cultural landmarks like the Opera House or the Museum of Contemporary Art, and it's also one of the tallest buildings in #sydney. In 2000 it became even taller, as a 3-metre lighting rod was added, extending the original height from 241 meters to 244.
It was initially called "The Bond Building" as its construction was financed by the Bond Corporation. When the ownership of the #tower was transferred to another company, it was renamed "Chifley Tower", both because it addresses Chifley Square on the northern corner and to pay homage to the former Australian Prime Minister Ben Chifley.
As William Louie of #kohnpedersenfox stated, this project "was conceived as a building that would stand amongst the most recognised and timeless pieces of #architecture in the world".
Savema supplied its stones for the #exteriordesign.
Project: #bondbuilding, now #chifleytower
Architects: @kohnpedersenfox in partnership with #travispartners
Main contractor: @multiplexconstruction .
#savema #savemastone #architettura #artchitecture #artchitectural #marmo #marble #granito #granite #australia