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Riverside centre, Brisbane
Restaurants outside the Riverside Centre offer sweeping views of the Brisbane River. Photo:

Architecture at its best
at the Riverside Centre

THE Riverside Centre, a Brisbane icon, is a commercial office building at 123 Eagle Street in the heart of the financial district.
   Rising 40 stories and 146 metres high from the banks of the Brisbane River, it was completed in 1986.
   The building was designed by the award-winning architect Harry Seidler and is renowned for its wave shape, glass-walled lobby and plaza featuring unsurpassed views of the Brisbane River.
   Besides being one of Brisbane's most sought-after commercial spaces, the Riverside Centre is popular with locals and visitors because of its riverside terraces with cafes and restaurants and the hugely popular Riverwalk, which links the CBD to suburbs along the Brisbane river.
   The Riverside Wharf is one of the ferry stops for the CityCat service.
   Paddle boat river cruises leave from this wharf.
   On Sundays, the Riverside markets are held on the plaza, which is also a popular viewing area for the annual Riverfire celebrations.
   The Riverside Centre, which sits on what was once a cemetary and then a series of buildings attached to wharves, has been heritage listed and is home to the Brisbane Stock exchange.
   Sculptor Norman Carlberg collaborated with Harry Seidler on artworks for the project, which can be seen around the plaza.  

Riverside Centre and One One One Eagle Street
The 40-storey-high Riverside Centre building (on the left) was the tallest building in Brisbane from 1986 until 1988. Now it is dwarfed by the 54 storey-high One One One Eagle Street builidng. Photo: kgbo - Wikimedia Commons

Riverside Centre foyer
The entrance lobby of the Riverside Centre building. Photo: Harry Seidler & Associates -
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Riverside centre
Restaurants and cafes flank the terraces and plaza of the Riverside Centre and its surrounding area. Photos above and below
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Riverside walk