The AWA Tower is an office and communications complex in Sydney
, in the state of New South Wales
built for Amalgamated Wireless Australasia Limited. The AWA Tower consists of a radio transmission tower atop a 15-story building. It is located in the Sydney central business district at 45-47 York Street close to Wynyard Park
and Wynyard Railway Station
The AWA Tower was designed by architects Morrow and Gordon from 1937–1939 and became one of the most notable commercial buildings of Sydney. It brought geometric Art Deco design and modernism to the city skyline with polished trachyte facing at ground level intending to signal a progressive and go-ahead firm. The 1939 steel-framed brick building was designed by Robertson
, Marks and McCredie. The communications tower was an integral part of the structure and remained the tallest structure in Sydney (other than the Sydney Harbour Bridge
) until the 1960s.The tower is 46 metres (151 ft) high atop a 55-metre (180 ft) high building. The tower was 48 metres, and at the 97-metre point of the building there was a viewing platform.