The MLC Centre is a skyscraper in Sydney
. This office building is 228 metres (748 ft) high and has 60 storeys. Occupants include the Sydney Consulate of the United States
of America. The podium of the building includes a shopping centre with several exclusive fashion labels and a 1,186 seat theatre, the Theatre Royal
. The street address is 19-29 Martin Place Sydney.
The building is a stark white, modernist column in an octagonal floorplan, with eight massive load-bearing columns in the corners that taper slightly towards the top. It is one of the World
's tallest reinforced concrete buildings and was the tallest building in the world outside North America
at the time of its completion. The MLC Centre was Sydney's tallest office building from 1977 to 1992.The building was designed by Sydney architect Harry Seidler, and remains one of his most definitive works. The building was awarded the Sir John Sulman medal by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects.