MLC Building

Sydney, New South Wales | C.1936

Photo Credit: Bates Smart | Photographer: Tom Roe

From the sleek, streamlined geometry of its lobby floor to the ancient sandstone Egyptian motifs on its tower, the 11-story Henry Davis York Building (formerly The Mutual Life & Citizens Building) is admired as one of the foremost examples of art deco design in Sydney, Australia. Featured prominently on the tower is a relief sculpture of the former MLC company’s logo known as “Strength in Unity,” which depicts a man attempting— rather unsuccessfully—to break up a bundle of rods.

AWA Community Insight:
robstantinople I believe offices in this building doubled for the interior of the American Embassy in Saigon in Philip Noyce’s “The Quiet American” (2002).

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