Thursday, October 29, 2009
Sydney Water Building
The Sydney Water building at 339-341 Pitt Street in the Sydney CBD was built by Howie Moffat & Co to a design by Budden and Mackey in 1939.
The building exhibits elaborate use of various coloured granite and marble finishes. Architectural terracotta tiles and bands of bronze and copper elements plus the associated bronze windows and curved fenestration to the corner make this building one of the most exquisite examples of the Art Deco style and detail in Sydney, if not Australia.
Bas relief panels, sculpted by Stanley Hammond, are strategically placed above the entrance in Pitt Street which depict the water industry and its progression of technology.
Detail of the facade
Relief sculpture detail
More facade detail
Source Sydney Heritage Listings
More Art Deco information can be found on the DecoWorks Pty Ltd website.