Toorak High Rise is the first in Victoria (almost)

Repost 2019:

#OrrongTowers, 1958, probably the first high rise flats in Melb after Stanhill. Designed by #HerbertTisher, it’s a bit severe for Toorak, with expressed concrete floor plates and #concreteblock walls, ordinary windows, metal balustrades. Also the first (and one of the few?) #liftslab blocks in Melb, I think Sol Sapir also used the technique. Does it mean there’s bolts holding the whole thing up ? Across the road from possibly the second high rise, the much nicer 740 Orrong, 1959.

2021: they just replaced the balcony panels with open vertical railings (plus glass?) and new sliding door /windows, and painted the balcs charcoal – looks quite nice against the orange bricks, but after 63 years, suddenly no longer intact.

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