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Rosina  Lamberti

Melbourne, Australia

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The exterior matched the intricacies of the interior. At the Flinders Street/Hosier Lane corner, a minaret, said to be a copy of one standing on a Turkish mosque in Cairo, was featured. On the Flinders Street/Russell Street corner, a copper-domed clock tower rose 159 feet (48.5 meters) from street level. Around the clock tower, smaller minarets, together with pressed cement walls, were broken with ornate windows, lace-like balustrading, slender columns, receding balconies and towers all painted in bright, bold colours.

Construction started with excavation to a depth of 47 feet (14.3 metres) below street level. 16,700 cubic yards (15,270 cubic meters) of earth and rock were removed. Total land area covered was 22,000 square feet (6,705 square meters). The frontage in Flinders Street occupied 121 feet (37 meters), 180 feet (55 meters) in Russell Street. An amazing 1,669,000 bricks were used in the construction. The main steel girder for the Dress Circle weighed 140 tons and spanned the theatre without obstruction. The roof was made of zinc.

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