Zurich Tower in Sydney topped out

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Zurich Tower in Sydney topped out

Not even a global health and economic crisis was able to push back the topping out of Zurich Tower (pictured), the North Sydney property slated to become Zurich Financial Services Australia’s new headquarters.

In fact, it was even ahead of schedule, according to boutique construction company Roberts Pizzarotti. To commemorate the structural completion of level 29, Roberts Pizzarotti chief executive Alison Mirams joined nine other project stakeholders in a ceremony that was livestreamed into the head office of Zurich in Switzerland.

Ceremony attendees – the number of which was limited to comply with coronavirus restrictions – included Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes MP, North Sydney Council mayor Jilly Gibson, as well as representatives of building owner CBRE Global Investors and anchor tenant Zurich.

“We are grateful for the outstanding support we’ve received from all of our subcontractors who worked with us through the COVID-19 situation,” said Mirams. “Their support is incredibly appreciated and should result in the project ultimately completing ahead of time, which is remarkable given the circumstances.

“It is gratifying to know that we’ve played our part in keeping 350 people employed directly or indirectly during the difficult employment situation resulting from the pandemic and 1,300 since the project’s inception.”