The Toaster Building


The Toaster Building

The "Toaster" is a controversial residential apartment building in Sydney's Circular Quay. It was part of a development designed by Andrew Andersons and PTW Architects, which was completed in 1998. The building is nicknamed "the toaster" due to its apparent resemblance to the kitchen appliance. In November 2007 an apartment in the building sold for $8.4 million. With an internal area of 190 square metres, the price of $44,210 per square metre is an Australian record. [ [http://www.thewest.com.au/aapstory.aspx?StoryName=436922 Slice of 'toaster' sold for $8.4 million] ]

Many locals feel that the design of the building does not enhance the Sydney Harbour foreshore. David Williams describes the Toaster as a "building that most Sydneysiders would quite happily blow up" [ [http://www.pvicollective.com/docs/article_dwilliams.pdf David Williams] ] . Lavartus Prodeo developed the "The Toaster awards for crimes against amenity" - a reference to the controversial architecture of the building. [ [http://larvatusprodeo.net/2007/09/21/the-toaster-awards-for-crimes-against-amenity/ The Toaster awards for crimes against amenity] ]

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