Queens Wharf Tower has officially closed.
The 40-metre tall structure moved another step closer to disappearing from the city’s skyline on Monday when workers boarded up the front entrance.
A steady stream of sight-seers gave the Bicentennial landmark a final once over on the weekend ahead of it’s closure.
Sections of the tower’s centre column have been welded together. in preparation for demolition.
As part of its case for removing the tower, Newcastle City Council argued the structure would have cost ratepayers $1.6 million in maintenance over the next four years. It also said it had become unsafe
The tower’s demolition will cost an estimated $300,000.
The tower, which will start coming down on the evening of September 17, will be broken into four parts and taken away for scrap.
The development application says the work will be done over four days, possibly at night.
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