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Telecom Building, Wellington

Telecom Building, Wellington

Designed by Athfield Architects and opened in 1988, Wellington's Telecom Building exemplified the postmodern style. It featured a ziggurat-like (stepped) facade, green tiled walls and rooftop pillars topped by a balustrade – an allusion to classical architecture. It also included some apartments, signalling a return to inner-city living.  

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Ben Schrader, 'Public, commercial and church architecture - New directions, 1970 to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/44778/telecom-building-wellington (accessed 18 November 2017)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 22 Oct 2014