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Sydney Open 08

So many Sydney buildings are just waiting to be shared. Get along to Sydney Open 08 and unlock the city’s secrets.

Sydney Open 08


October 29th, 2008

Sydneysiders will have an opportunity this Sunday 2 November to step inside some of the city’s most exclusive addresses.

Run by the Historic Houses Trust, Sydney Open 08 opens the doors to several, never before seen, landmark buildings. The tours include everything from underground tunnels to luxury penthouses and rooftop gardens.

Touted as the largest one-day architectural event on the Australian calendar this year the open day will take in Central station’s ‘ghost’ platforms, the bell tower at St Mary’s Cathedral, the Westpac head office in Kent St, the Park Regis penthouse as well as a Walter Burley Griffin’s house in Castlecrag. [More pictured below]

Some of the popular Focus tours – led by architects and special guides – have sold out already, but there are still plenty of other Focus Tours and City Pass tickets available – allowing you to map out your visits in any order.

For tickets call 61 2 8239 2211 or visit htt.net.au/sydneyopen for more information.


Hero Image: Australia Square, Orbit  Lounge Bar. Photograph Garfield Darlington



Lumiere residences.  Photograph by Tom Evangelidis. Courtesy of PTW Architects



Sydney Masonic Centre.  Photograph by Martin Van der Wal




Sydney Hospital, Nightingale  Wing. Photograph by Gillian Redman Lloyd

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