33 Alfred Street, Sydney
This special reception held on the eve of the Conference will give VIPs a unique opportunity to mingle in the fantastic setting of 33 Alfred Street. The elegantly curving building will host a VIP Networking Event on its rooftop deck, offering a commanding view of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour, and Bridge. From the top of the tower that started it all, this spectacular event will take place on the evening of Sunday 29 October, setting the tone for a week’s worth of content on the current and future state of building tall Down Under.
The 26-story 33 Alfred Street, originally designed by Peddle Thorp and Walker (now PTW Architects) and opened in 1962, was Australia’s first skyscraper. It held the title as the country’s tallest building until 1964 when the Observatory Tower completed.
Refurbishment plans drawn up by Johnson Pilton Walker (JPW) will renew and modernize the building’s façade and reinstate some of its lost features. There will also be significant upgrades to its interiors, but these changes will respect the building’s heritage characteristics.