Lost (but not) Modernism

Another #LostModernism office block – Pearl Assurance, cnr Bourke & Queen Street was completed in 1961, and designed by #LeslieMPerrott (later most famous for the Gas & Fuel towers). Nice but not the most outstanding of the mid century curtain wall office blocks. Unusually big and striking signage, and there was also a pearl on top (!). All four corners were rebuilt with 10 storey offices in 1960-62, the other 3 all by #batessmartmccutcheon, one demolished recently, other two still there. Actually this one still there too, under a pretty comprehensive #postmodern upgrade c1990.

1st photo #peterwille 1960s by the look, 2nd is #wolfgangsievers 1970, 3rd real estate photo.

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