New documentary captures unique TX tower dismantle in Willoughby

Twelve months ago, Mirvac completed its dismantling and removal of the iconic, decommissioned TX transmission tower at Willoughby in Sydney, Australia. A truly unique undertaking in terms of scale, location and engineering complexity, this epic project was executed under the highest of safety conditions with support from international heavy lifting experts Marr Contracting (The Men From Marr’s), critical infrastructure specialists Kordia and engineering experts Robert Bird Group. The 5-month long spectacle also garnered widespread interest and enthusiasm from the local community, some of whom were on hand – along with members of the construction and management crew who originally assembled the tower way back in 1965 – for an on-site celebration.

Video featured with permission from Mirvac

On reflecting on the dismantling, Toby Long, Mirvac’s General Manager Residential Development NSW, said, “This really was a remarkable feat of engineering, ingenuity and collaboration. Another extraordinary achievement to add to the history books in Mirvac’s 50th year, this documentary brings to life the challenges the team overcame in bringing the tower down safely and efficiently.”

Several pieces from the tower were saved and have been repurposed, finding new life as innovative playground equipment within NINE by Mirvac, its new, vibrant residential community that will soon call the site home.

About Mirvac

Founded in 1972, Mirvac has been making a positive contribution to our cities and the urban landscape for 50 years, through our connected communities, exceptional workplaces and thriving shopping centres. We are an Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) top 50 company, met our target to be net positive in scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions nine years early in 2021, and in 2022, we were ranked number one in the world for gender equality by Equileap. Our purpose, to Reimagine Urban Life, inspires us to be innovative and bold, as we continue to create and curate extraordinary places and experiences that enrich people’s lives.

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