During the conference, delegates had the opportunity to see a lot of tall building “firsts,” including the Orica House, which was one of the first freestanding, curtain-walled commercial skyscrapers in Australia. Touring the Orica House introduced participants to the country’s take on the style of the 1950s American office building, after which the building was modeled. The tour leader, Tim Leslie, Studio Director, Bates Smart, explained why the building symbolizes progress and modernity, and why it was the gateway to the construction of tall buildings that preceded it.
Program Organized by:
|Speaker||Position & Company|
|Tim Leslie||Studio Director, Bates Smart|