The skyline of Sydney has undergone constant change as buildings rise and fall. From the convict-built Commissariat Stores and magnificent Garden Palace, to towering skyscrapers and grand hotels, the buildings lining our city’s streets have played a defining role in creating the physical character of Sydney. 

The stories of these Georgian, Victorian, Art Deco and modernist buildings reveal the changing forces and attitudes that have shaped the city, and the way in which our heritage has been valued and preserved over time.

Curator of Demolished Sydney, Dr Nicola Teffer, spoke with some of Sydney’s most notable architects, historians, artists, and social commentators to discover the role of heritage, both now and into the future.

Filmed for Demolished Sydney: Georgian town to global city, on show at the Museum of Sydney until 17 April 2017. 


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