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In Tribute to Indigenous Leader, a Skyscraper-sized Portrait
By Architecture / IO, 21 Jun 2011
To honor the city’s indigenous heritage, Melbourne architecture firm ARM have designed a skyscraper that, when glimpsed at from certain angles, depicts a portrait of Aboriginal clan elder William Barak on its façade.
Barak was the last elder of the traditional Wurundjer-willam Clan, and represents the “deep history and presence of Aboriginal nations” in Australia, ARM said.
Once the Carlton Brewery, the building will live a second life as a high-end 32-story residential apartment tower by 2014.
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