Government leaders and Crown Resorts leaders were on hand to celebrate the recent ‘topping out’ ceremony at Crown Towers Sydney as construction reached the milestone ahead of its planned opening in December 2020.
After over four million working hours, 20,000 tonnes of reinforced concrete and nearly 10,000 unique glass panels fitted – with 97% of suppliers utilised being from NSW and around Australia – the newest addition to the Sydney skyline celebrated the vertical construction achievement in a fairly subdued manner considering social distancing guidelines in place across the country.
In attendance was NSW Treasurer, Dominic Perrottet; Crown Chair, Helen Coonan; Crown CEO, Ken Barton and other senior executives from both Crown Resorts and construction firm Lendlease, which was responsible for the build.
Crown Chair, Helen Coonan, said she hoped the moment would mark a turning point for Sydney after many months of unprecedented challenges.
“This building was designed to be a tribute to Sydney and a landmark recognised around the world. Today we celebrate the completion of our final floor in the tower, putting us well and truly on the path to the completion,” she said.
“We are grateful for the NSW government’s decision to keep the construction industry open with strict COVID-19 measures in place. Not only has this supported over 1,300 jobs at our site at a time of great economic uncertainty, it also keeps us on track to provide over 2,000 more jobs when we open,” Crown CEO, Ken Barton added.
The 349-room hotel will feature 14 restaurants, bars and retail outlets along with permanent residences on the upper floors of the property, which will begin to be occupied from early 2021.