ES&A (ANZ) Royal Bank Branch

Repost 2018:

It’s nice but for me it’s a bit plain – cnr Eliz & Collins, built in 1940, designed by #StephensonTurner, it was a modern yet traditional design, but I would have preferred more one or the other. Or maybe it’s just that the stone needs a clean. It was built as the #ESandABank, #RoyalBankBranch, named after the curious towered bank that was demolished for it (built 1886 for the City of Melbourne Bank, by #TerryAndOakden), also not my favourite, a bit top heavy. Ps not sure why the ES&A bank built a bank here when their HQ, the #GothicBank, was only a block away ! I suppose they needed more office space.

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