Designed as a marketplace, the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney, Australia opened on the 21st of July, 1898.
The building was designed in Victorian Romanesque style by Scottish-born architect George McRae, and constructed between 1893 and 1898.
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More than a thousand guests attended a ball on the night of the building’s opening, where Sydney’s Lord Mayor, Matthew Harris, gave a speech.
The Sydney icon survived twentieth-century discussions of remodelling and even demolition, and today is a popular tourist attraction and shopping destination.