Friday, 21 November 2008

Sky Watch/AWA Building

Amalgamated Wireless Australia (AWA) was a household name from the 1930s to the 1950s as a broadcaster and manufacturer of radio receivers, record players and other electronic equipment. The head office building, completed just before world War II, has impressive face brick with projecting vertical ribs. Built to the height limit of the day (150 feet or 46 metres) it became the outstanding Sydney landmark when the lattice steel communications tower was added to the top. It was the tallest structure in Sydney for some decades. Parapet decorations featuring a Pegasus were chosen by sir Ernest Risk to reflect the work of Australia's great wireless enterprise. For more Sky Watch from around the world drop in to the home of Sky Watch Friday.

18 comments:

Dina said...

Quite a tower!
Love all the architecture and history you've been giving us.

Migs CFL fan said...

Great angles of an amazing structure. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Kathleen said...

Awesome structure to photograph
Great shots!!

Coloradolady said...

What a great tower shot for a skywatch photo. Love it.

babooshka said...

Wonderful structure, so artfully taken and a little history too.

Winifred said...

Brilliant structure. Great angles.

PJ said...

Wonderful work. It always shows when the photographer loves her subject.

Pearl Maple said...

Amazing structure, seeing the city's historical buildings like this preserved is a positive statement on the quality of design. Thanks for sharing these views with us all.

JM said...

Very nice perspectives! Great shots.

FickleMinded said...

I always knew that there are so many interesting stuff in Australia.
SWF#3:Mt. Rushmore

shutterhappyjenn said...

Great great shot!

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Baruch said...

What an impressive landmark!

Leedra said...

Unusual and unique. Like it.

Debbie said...

Very interesting photos. I love the perspective of the last one.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

like your shots and the perspectives. interesting post regarding tower and its history.
thanks for sharing.

erin

Laura ~Peach~ said...

wow what a facinating peice of functional art :)

Danial said...

This building look like to eiffel building in france.

Louise said...

Wonderful angles you've captured for this tower. I'm a little late for SkyWatch so saw some later posts, and love that staircase!