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Queen Victoria Building

Queen Victoria Building

Queen Victoria Building

Queen Victoria Building (455 George Street, Sydney) – this indoor shopping center, now affectionately known as the QVB, was designed by George McRae and completed in 1898, replacing the original Sydney markets on the site. Originally, a concert hall, coffee shops, offices, showrooms, warehouses and a wide variety of tradespeople, such as tailors, mercers, hairdressers and florists, were accommodated. It fills an entire city block bound by George, Market, York and Druitt Streets. The dominant feature is the mighty center dome, consisting of an inner glass dome and an exterior copper- sheathed dome. The retailer found here nowadays include: ASICS, Aveda, Bally, Calvin Klein Underwear, Camper, Coach, Crabtree & Evelyn, Nine West, Ralph Lauren, Sunglass Hut, Swatch, The Body Shop, UGG Australia, Versace, and Vodafone.