AWA Building and Tower

Communications tower that was Sydney's tallest building from the time it was built in 1939 until the 1960s. AWA (Amalgamated Wireless Australasia) was a household name from the 1930s to the 1950s as both a broadcaster and a manufacturer of radios, record players and other electrical equipment. The tower was modelled on Berlin's Funkturm Tower, built a few years earlier, and both took inspiration from the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The building is decorated with appropriate symbols of communication, including a winged Pegasus, and the light fittings in the entrance in the shape of radio valves.

Milestone
Constructed
1937 - 1939
Name
Commemorated by
Position
1937 - 1939
1939
Property
Occupied by
1937 - 2000
Owned by
1939 - 1990
Type

AWA Tower

CC BY-SA 2.0
,
2008

Topping the Art Deco AWA building, the tower was modelled on the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and once dominated Sydney's skyline.