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120 Collins Street
120 Collins Street Tower in September 2005
Record height
Tallest in Melbourne from August 1991 to 2006
Preceded by 101 Collins Street
Surpassed by Eureka Tower
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location Collins Street, Melbourne CBD, Victoria, Australia
Coordinates 37°48′49.8″S 144°58′10.2″E / 37.813833°S 144.969500°E / -37.813833; 144.969500
Construction started 1989
Completed 1991
Owner Investa Property Group
Antenna spire 265 m (869 ft)
Roof 220 m (720 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 52
Floor area 65,000 m2 (700,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Hassell
Daryl Jackson
Structural engineer Connell Wagner
Main contractor Grocon

120 Collins Street is a 265 m (869 ft) skyscraper in Collins Street, Melbourne central business district, Victoria, Australia. It was built from 1989 to 1991 and it comprises 50 levels of office accommodation and four levels of plant.

The building was designed by architectural firm Hassell, in association with Daryl Jackson. Structural engineers were Connell Wagner, and mechanical, electrical and fire services engineers were Lincolne Scott.

120 Collins Street is a postmodern style building, paying homage to New York City's grand Art Deco buildings, such as the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. This influence can be seen in the building's granite façade, its setbacks and its central mast.

The building is home to a number of high-profile tenants including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bain, BlackRock, Rothschild, Knight Frank, Qualitas, Standard & Poor's, BlueScope, Urbis, Mitsubishi, Rio Tinto Group, Ord Minnet, System Partners, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and Korn Ferry.

When completed in August 1991, the building had a roof height of 220 m (720 ft) with a 45 m (148 ft) spire, bringing the total height to 265 m (869 ft). It was the tallest building in Australia for 14 years until it was surpassed by the Q1 in 2005. It remained the tallest building in Melbourne until being surpassed by the residential Eureka Tower in 2006. It is currently the sixth tallest building in Australia.

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