140 William Street (formerly BHP House) is a 41-storey steel, concrete and glass building located in the eastern side of the central business district of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Constructed between 1969 and 1972, BHP House was designed by the architectural practice Yuncken Freeman alongside engineers Irwin Johnson and Partners, with heavy influence of contemporary skyscrapers in Chicago, Illinois. The local architects sought technical advice from Fazlur Khan of renowned American architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), spending 10 weeks at their Chicago office in 1968. At the time, BHP House was known to be the tallest steel framed building and the first office building in Australia to use a “total energy concept” – the generation of its own electricity using BHP natura

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  • 140 William Street (formerly BHP House) is a 41-storey steel, concrete and glass building located in the eastern side of the central business district of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Constructed between 1969 and 1972, BHP House was designed by the architectural practice Yuncken Freeman alongside engineers Irwin Johnson and Partners, with heavy influence of contemporary skyscrapers in Chicago, Illinois. The local architects sought technical advice from Fazlur Khan of renowned American architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), spending 10 weeks at their Chicago office in 1968. At the time, BHP House was known to be the tallest steel framed building and the first office building in Australia to use a “total energy concept” – the generation of its own electricity using BHP natural gas. The name BHP House came from the building being the national headquarters of the Broken Hill Proprietary (BHP) Company. Since being erected, BHP House has been included in the Victorian Heritage Register (Number H1699) for significance to the State of Victoria for following three reasons: 1. * Architectural – 140 William Street is one of the most noteworthy building designs by the Melbourne firm Yuncken Freeman. 2. * Technological – Its innovative structural application of steel and concrete, leading to open floor plates that are now a standard feature of high rise office buildings. 3. * Historical – The building signifies a changes in Melbourne's CBD as it transformed into a major corporate centre. (en)
  • 威廉街140號(英语:140 William Street,原稱:BHP House)一座位於澳大利亞墨爾本中心商務區威廉街140號的摩天大樓,是墨爾本建築遺產之一。 (zh)
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  • 威廉街140號(英语:140 William Street,原稱:BHP House)一座位於澳大利亞墨爾本中心商務區威廉街140號的摩天大樓,是墨爾本建築遺產之一。 (zh)
  • 140 William Street (formerly BHP House) is a 41-storey steel, concrete and glass building located in the eastern side of the central business district of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Constructed between 1969 and 1972, BHP House was designed by the architectural practice Yuncken Freeman alongside engineers Irwin Johnson and Partners, with heavy influence of contemporary skyscrapers in Chicago, Illinois. The local architects sought technical advice from Fazlur Khan of renowned American architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), spending 10 weeks at their Chicago office in 1968. At the time, BHP House was known to be the tallest steel framed building and the first office building in Australia to use a “total energy concept” – the generation of its own electricity using BHP natura (en)
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  • 140 William Street (en)
  • 威廉街140號 (zh)
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