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Governor Phillip Tower, Governor Macquarie Tower and the Museum of Sydney are the main elements of one of the largest developments in the City of Sydney. Completed in 1994, they occupy an elevated site in the Central Business District’s prestigious north-east area. It incorporates the site of the first Government House, one of Australia’s earliest and most significant National Heritage sites. The address is 1 Farrer Place, Sydney. Designed by architects Denton Corker Marshall and built by Australia's largest privately owned construction company Grocon, it is regarded as achieving new standards for Sydney commercial architecture in terms of finish quality and design.
The northern end of the site, which faces Bridge Street, is considered one of Australia’s most important historically, as it contains the remains of the country’s first substantial building, First Government House. Integral to the development was the conservation of the archaeological remains and their incorporation into the Museum of Sydney, which was built and opened at the same time.
The complex comprises five main components:
- Governor Phillip Tower
- Governor Macquarie Tower
- First Government House Plaza
- Museum of Sydney
- Two rows of terraces converted to boutique office space.