|The AMP Tower at 33 Albert Street, Circular Quay. |
In 1957, after nearly a year of negotiation between AMP and the NSW Government, the Height of Buildings Act 1912 was finally repealed, paving the way for the AMP Building to rise to more than double the previous height limit. It was the first Sydney building to break the 150-foot (46-metre) height limit that had limited the city’s skyline for 45 years. I was one of the thousands of Sydneysiders who flocked to the rooftop observation platform to experience Sydney Cove from such a wondrous height! The photo below was taken in December, 1963. I am with my father.