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AWA Building and Tower

Location: 45-47 York Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Constructed: 1937-1939

Sydney is the commercial heart of New South Wales, attracting international and national business. The Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd (AWA) was, until the 1960s a landmark, being the tallest building in Sydney. Built in 1939, this steel tower was the headquarters for AWA a household name from the 1930s to the 1950s as both a broadcaster and a manufacturer of radios, record players and other electrical equipment.

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Name of item: AWA Building and Tower
Other name/s: Beam Wireless (former major sign on tower)
Type of item: Built
Collection: Postal and Telecommunications
Category: Telecommunications Facility
Location: 45-47 York Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Local Govt: Sydney
Designer: Roberston, Marks and McCredie in association with
Builder: William Hughes and Co. Pty Ltd
Constructed: 1937-1939
Current use: Office Space
Former use: Aboriginal land, town lot, Office space, radio school, broadcasting studios, restaurant