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Queen Victoria Building, Sydney: 55 reviews and 117 photos

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  • The QVB - Sydney

Completed in 1898, the QVB is a monumental exercise in celebrating the reign of Queen Victoria. Foreward thinking, the government of the day built this concert hall (the original use) during a time of recession and in such a grand manner to purposefully employ many out-of-work skilled and semi-skilled workers (as well as labourers etc). In time, changes have been made and for a time it was the city library and the headquarters of the City of Sydney Council. Amazingly, it was slated for demolition as recent as 1959.

Nowadays, it's one of the places to shop, occupying one huge central city block and attracting all the international retailers of repute (and expense...:)). It's more a place to browse than buy (plenty of places cheaper) but certainly worth your time - and check out the toilets on the first (American 2nd) floor.

Phone: 02 9265 6869
Website: http://www.qvb.com.au/

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  • Written Aug 26, 2006
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