120 Collins Street

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120 Collins Street
120 Collins Street Tower in September 2005
Record height
Tallest in Melbourne from August 1991 to 2006[I]
Preceded by 101 Collins Street
Surpassed by Eureka Tower
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location Collins Street, Melbourne CBD, Victoria, Australia
Coordinates 37°48′49.8″S 144°58′10.2″E / 37.813833°S 144.969500°E / -37.813833; 144.969500Coordinates: 37°48′49.8″S 144°58′10.2″E / 37.813833°S 144.969500°E / -37.813833; 144.969500
Construction started 1989
Completed 1991
Owner Investa Property Group
Antenna spire 265 m (869 ft)
Roof 220 m (720 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 52
Floor area 65,000 m2 (700,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Hassell
Daryl Jackson
Structural engineer Connell Wagner
Main contractor Grocon

120 Collins Street is a 265-metre (869 ft) skyscraper in Collins Street, Melbourne central business district, Victoria, Australia. It was built from 1989 to 1991 and it comprises 50 levels of office accommodation and four levels of plant.

The building was designed by architectural firm Hassell, in association with Daryl Jackson.[1] Structural engineers were Connell Wagner, and mechanical, electrical and fire services engineers were Lincolne Scott.

120 Collins Street is a postmodern style building, paying homage to New York City's grand Art Deco buildings, such as the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. This influence can be seen in the building's granite façade, its setbacks and its central mast.[2]

The building is home to a number of high-profile tenants including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BlackRock, Rothschild, Knight Frank, Qualitas, Standard & Poor's, BlueScope, Urbis, Mitsubishi, Rio Tinto Group, Ord Minnet, System Partners, Citigroup and Korn Ferry.[3]

When completed in August 1991, the building had a roof height of 220 metres (720 ft) with a 45-metre (148 ft) spire, bringing the total height to 265 metres (869 ft).[4] It surpassed the nearby and then-recently completed 101 Collins Street, by 5 metres (16 ft) (however it was still surpassed by the Rialto in roof height at 251 metres (823 ft)). It was the tallest for fourteen years until it was surpassed by the Q1 in 2005. It remained the tallest building in Melbourne until being surpassed by the Eureka Tower in 2006. It is currently the third tallest building in Australia.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Grollo Group. "120 Collins St, Melbourne". Archived from the original on 2015-07-04. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Investa Property Group (September 2012). "Landmark Style, 120 Collins" (PDF). p. 9. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Investa Property Group (2012). "About 120 Collins". 120 Collins St. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  4. ^ (22 August 2016). "120 Collins Street, Melbourne Celebrates 25 Years". investa. Retrieved 2 October 2016.

External links[edit]

Media related to 120 Collins Street at Wikimedia Commons

List of tallest buildings in Australia
Next shorter
101 Collins Street
260 metres (850 ft)
Next taller
Eureka Tower
297 metres (974 ft)
Heights are to highest architectural element.
List of tallest buildings in Melbourne
Next Shortest
101 Collins Street
260 metres (850 ft)
Next Tallest
Eureka Tower
297 metres (974 ft)
Heights are to highest architectural element.