Love a bit of Neo-Gothic architecture on a grey night

This building looked extra-foreboding last night against the grey sky.

Bank of New Zealand Australia building

It’s the Bank Of New Zealand Australia building, on the corner of Collins and Queen Streets. BNZA is sounds like ANZ backwards, but it’s actually now part of NAB. The building was once known as A.C.Goode House, the original section of which dates back to 1891.

Joseph Reed, the architect, also designed the State Library (but not the reading room), Trades Hall, Rippon Lea, Melbourne Town Hall, and many other 19th century buildings around Melbourne.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
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4 replies on “Love a bit of Neo-Gothic architecture on a grey night”

A lot of the old gold-rush buildings good pulled down in the 50s and 60s. Funnily enough people are complaining the “modernist” buildings that replaced them are not being preserved after they finally earned some heritage value (was a New York Times article on it a few months ago.)

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