With only 36 days till Chirstmas, all of the Christmas decorations are up in the City. As usual, the decorations are sumptuous at 333 Collins St, and the customary Christmas tree only adds a minor festive note to the ornate interior of the main foyer.
333 Collins Street is possibly the most ambitious of all post-modern projects from the 90s office boom. The building is the latest reuse of a bank which dates back to 1891. The CBA building was significantly modified in the 1930s with a modern chicagoesque facade. The 333 Collins Street project maintains the original banking chamber dome of the CBA, via a complex feat of engineering.
On top of this the building adds a mass of granite and glass in a step back form. The tower culminates in a copper dome reminiscent of Flinders Street Station, making an impression on the skyline. The effect of cascading masses gives a picturesque silhouette to the building. The Collins Street facade was again remodelled to a semblance of the original Victorian classical building, and a podiums which are sympathetic to neighbouring buildings. This gives the post-modern ability to be read as either a collection of buildings or the one.
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