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Art Deco style

During the 1930s a new style of commercial building was introduced to Australia, with acclaimed architects such as Morrow & Gordon bringing Art Deco and Modernism to the city skylines. Both the Grace Building and the AWA building looked to American skyscrapers for their inspiration. Although constructed in a decade of economic malaise and with a war looming, both are confident expressions of Australia's place in a modern, international commercial world.

Grace Building

Detail from AWA Tower and Wynyard Square, York Street, ca. 1938
Photograph, PXD 922/ 127


Grace Building

Detail from AWA Tower

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