Deutsche Bank Place is a 240 m (790 ft) skyscraper in Sydney
, New South Wales
. It is located at 126 Phillip Street (corner of Hunter Street
) in the north-eastern end of the central business district, across the road from Chifley Tower
. Construction was completed in 2005. The building's architect is Norman Foster of Foster and Partners. Deutsche Bank is the primary tenant, occupying 9 floors and owning the naming rights.
The building has 39 floors and was planned to be much larger, however it would have blocked sunlight from reaching the buildings on its east including the State Library and Parliament. The setback roof or step design allows sunlight to reach the south-eastern side of the building. The spires appear oversized for the building; this was caused by the height being reduced, the spires being proportionate to a taller building.The foyer is named 'the assembly'.
This building is the second-tallest building in the World
with fewer than 40 floors.The net lettable area is 42,965m sq, with space for only 78 cars. Construction costs totaled A$450 million. Bovis Lend Lease was the project manager and design and construction manager.The building is of the late-modernist or modern school of design and is made primarily of concrete, glass and steel.