Quay Quarter Tower may be the world’s best,but Sydneysiders are not yet convinced
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Quay Quarter Tower may be the world’s best,but Sydneysiders are not yet convinced

Quay Quarter Tower may have been voted the world’s best building and top skyscraper,but it didn’t get the top gong in a poll of nearly 3400 Herald readers.

  • byJulie Power

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Sydney is getting taller,but is it getting better?

Sydney is getting taller,but is it getting better?

Sydney is now the world’s 41st tallest city,and the number of skyscrapers is growing.

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Sydney tower named the world’s best building

Sydney tower named the world’s best building

A revamped 1970s office block at Circular Quay has landed its second major international architecture award in less than a month.

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How to build a ‘light as a feather’ gallery above eight lanes of traffic

How to build a ‘light as a feather’ gallery above eight lanes of traffic

For the engineers and builders who constructed the new wing of the Art Gallery of NSW,there were enormous challenges.

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‘Float to survive’ the message for swimmers this summer
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‘Float to survive’ the message for swimmers this summer

Randwick City and Waverley councils are launching a new water safety campaign urging swimmers to float to survive.

  • byJulie Power
Art Gallery of NSW’s Sydney Modern wing a new direction for its architects

Art Gallery of NSW’s Sydney Modern wing a new direction for its architects

Costing $344 million,the gallery adds 17,000 square metres of space,seven galleries over four levels,and more than 8000 square metres of gardens,terraces and green roofs.

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Portrait of the lollipop lady as a wise woman:Workers will hang around Sydney’s new gallery

Portrait of the lollipop lady as a wise woman:Workers will hang around Sydney’s new gallery

The many workers who built the new wing of the Art Gallery of NSW will be honoured in artworks by artist Richard Lewer.

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The architectural ‘poets’ behind Sydney’s newest art gallery

The architectural ‘poets’ behind Sydney’s newest art gallery

After a 25-year wait,Sydney will join New York and Paris and have its own building by “mysterious” Japanese architects SANAA when the Art Gallery of NSW’s new wing opens next month.

  • byJulie Power
Ten retrofits to protect homes against flood,fires,heat and cold

Ten retrofits to protect homes against flood,fires,heat and cold

A NSW program will provide scientifically proven advice on how best to protect homes against climate change and extreme weather.

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The colour of change:How teal became Australia’s word of the year

The colour of change:How teal became Australia’s word of the year

The Australian National Dictionary Centre has announced its word of the year is teal,a colour now synonymous with a political movement sweeping the country.

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A sick turtle and a forgotten reef:The story that has become a social media sensation
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Biodiversity

A sick turtle and a forgotten reef:The story that has become a social media sensation

Norfolk Island has a population of 2300. But the story of how it has rallied to save a young green turtle has attracted 10 million visitors to a Facebook page.

  • byJulie Power