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Dominion Building
The Dominion building, Mercer Street, Wellington, ca 1940 crop.jpg
The Dominion Building in around 1940
General information
Location 27-35 Mercer Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Coordinates 41°17′19″S 174°46′33″E / 41.2887°S 174.7758°E / -41.2887; 174.7758Coordinates: 41°17′19″S 174°46′33″E / 41.2887°S 174.7758°E / -41.2887; 174.7758
Completed 1928
Design and construction
Architect Crichton, McKay and Haughton
Designated: 10 September 1981
Reference #: 1358

The Dominion Building is a historic structure on the corner of Mercer Street and Victoria Street in Wellington, New Zealand. Originally designed as the headquarters of The Dominion newspaper, it now houses a mix of apartments, offices and retail areas.

A distinctive seven-storey building of some elegance, the Dominion has a frontage of stone imported from Caen in France and interiors of Queensland marble. The building follows the bend in the road. Its most striking feature is topped by a copper-covered tower with a lantern turret.

In the mid-1970s, The Dominion newspaper moved out of the building. The complex was redesigned by Ian Athfield in 1995.

The building is classified as a "Category 2" by Heritage New Zealand.

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