Plimmer Towers is a high-rise office and hotel complex in central Wellington, New Zealand. The building is named after John Plimmer, a major business and political personality during Wellington's early years.
|Type||Office & hotel|
|Architectural style||Late Modern|
|Location||Plimmer Steps, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Current tenants||Brother NZ, Travelodge|
|Owner||Eureka Funds Management, Toga Group|
|Height||84 metres (276 ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Main contractor||Williams Construction|
Originally developed by construction tycoon Arthur Williams, the building was opened in 1977 as the Williams Centre. At the time of opening, it was Wellington's tallest building until 1984, when the nearby BNZ Centre opened. A second matching tower was opened in 1985.
Williams sold the building to Smart Group NZ in 1986, which was severely affected by the 1987 sharemarket crash. It was later purchased by the Singaporean-based Grand Central Group in 1993, by which time it was renamed the Plimmer City Centre, with the hotel section rebranded as a Copthorne.
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