The closure of the street to traffic was partly timed to coincide with the construction of Martin Place railway station under the eastern section of the street. Also nearby are St James railway station (near Macquarie Street end) and Wynyard railway station (near George Street end). One of the buildings demolished to make way for the extended Martin Place was St Stephen's Presbyterian Church, on the east side of Phillip Street, which was replaced by the present church on Macquarie Street in 1935. Facebook is showing information to help … In addition, Martin Place railway station is located underground.

[3] Leo Port, the Lord Mayor of Sydney was an advocate of civic design, and was partly responsible for the pedestrianisation of Martin Place and Sydney Square. More.

Log In. At the George Street end, the heritage-listed, On Elizabeth Street, the Sun Building was formerly the headquarters of, A water fountain is located on the east side of Pitt Street, near the, A Commando Memorial is located in the centre of Martin Place near the eastern end. A group of homeless people known as Tent City camping in the upper section of the mall from December 2016, leaving in August 2017. List your event for free. Designed by colonial architect, Stands on land bought in 1906 for £500 per square foot by the, Located on the corner of Martin Place and Pitt Street. In 1913, the headquarters of the Commonwealth Bank was constructed on the corner of Moore Street and Pitt Street. In 1863, construction began on the present General Post Office Building on the south side of the laneway. [2] Between Pitt Street and George Street there was only a small laneway (similar to nearby surviving laneways such as Angel Place or Hosking Place).


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07450246883. Community See All. Other cross streets include Pitt Street, Castlereagh Street, Elizabeth Street and Phillip Street. The extensions of the street gave it new significance in the civic scheme of the city, forming a broad and open connection between George Street, the original "High Street" and commercial axis, and Macquarie Street, the ceremonial avenue and governmental axis. Martin Place and the bar Hotel Chambers (located on the Elizabeth Street corner) were prominently featured in the Australian, This page was last edited on 10 September 2020, at 13:18. This was done progressively from 1971 until 1979, when the whole street became a pedestrian mall. Band. Search. People still gather on the plaza today to participate in significant events, for example to watch live broadcasts on a large television screen during the 2000 Summer Olympics, or the apology to the Stolen Generation in 2008. Located between Phillip Street and Macquarie Street, is itself a non-descript 28-storey 1960s office block, but is currently planned to be demolished to make way for a large new development. Things to do. Forgot account?