Governors Phillip & Macquarie Towers
Museum of Sydney
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Governors Phillip & Macquarie Towers information
Clad in steel, granite and glass, Governor Phillip Tower (1993) is one of Sydney's tallest buildings (254m including antennae). Its distinctive metallic-bladed top has earned it the nickname ‘the Milk Crate’. It's propped up on zinc-plated columns for a monumental 10 storeys before the tower proper begins. At 145m, neighbouring Governor Macquarie Tower (1994) is a comparative pipsqueamk.
These towers were part of the redevelopment of the site of Governor Phillip’s first Government House, which had been semiderelict for 50 years. At the block’s northern end the house's remnant foundations were converted into First Government House Plaza and the Museum of Sydney.