The Queen Victoria Building, or QVB, Sydney, Australia

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The Queen Victoria Building, or QVB, Sydney, Australia
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The Queen Victoria Building, or QVB, is a late nineteenth century building by the architect George McRae in the central business district of Sydney, Australia. The Romanesque Revival building is 30 metres wide by 190 metres long, and fills a city block, bounded by George, Market, York and Druitt Streets. Designed as a shopping centre, it was later used for a variety of other purposes until its restoration and return to its original use in the late twentieth century. The building was completed in 1898.