‘Irreplaceable’ but ignored: the unique Sydney architectural gems under threat

31 March 2020 .

The Guardian’s Stephanie Convery writes about how the Victorian Romanesque style Globe Theatre constructed in 1914 and its 1923 neighbour Dudley House, located on Sydney’s George Street are at risk of being demolished to extend a hotel. Both have been determined by the National Trust to be rare, “irreplaceable” elements of Sydney’s architectural and cultural history, however neither have been locally or state listed.

The City of Sydney says it is “considering the heritage significance of the buildings as part of the development application process” and that, in line with the Sydney development control plan, a committee of heritage professionals has been appointed to examine and advise on the merits of the proposal.




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