PTW Architects commends City of Sydney’s recommendation of nine Modern Movement projects for local heritage listing under the City of Sydney LEP. Of these culturally significant projects is the listing of Sydney Masonic Centre, including Civic Tower. The completion of this iconic and rare brutalist period landmark occurred over 30 years. Joseland Gilling and Associates were the architects for the design concept of the building, with the dramatic first stage podium completed in 1974. This podium continues to accommodate the headquarters of NSW & ACT Freemasons. The second stage tower remained incomplete until 2004 when developer Grocon bought the airspace over the podium and committed to the construction of the Joseland Gilling concept for the 24-storey Civic Tower. Peddle Thorp and Walker were commissioned to develop and document the tower to complete the original concept. Working collaboratively with Grocon and Connell Mott MacDonald an ingenious, complex transfer structure and construction method was designed to realise the tower, built in 5 months. The Sydney Masonic Centre, conceived as a distinct monumental city building of landmark quality to a concept by Joseland and Gilling, was completed sensitively by PTW Architects.