Dominion Building, Wellington facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsDominion Building
The Dominion Building in around 1940
|Location||27-35 Mercer Street, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Crichton, McKay and Haughton|
|Designated:||10 September 1981|
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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