Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Located on Australia’s east coast, the metropolis surrounds the world’s largest natural harbour, and sprawls towards the Blue Mountains to the west. Residents of Sydney are known as “Sydneysiders”. Sydney is the second official seat and second official residence of the Governor-General of Australia, the Prime Minister of Australia and the Cabinet of Australia.
The Sydney area has been inhabited by indigenous Australians since the Upper Paleolithicperiod. The first British settlers arrived in 1788 to found Sydney as a penal colony, the first European settlement in Australia. Since convict transportation ended in the mid-19th century, the city has transformed from a colonial outpost into a major global cultural and economic center.
Sydney has an advanced market economy with strengths in finance, manufacturing and tourism. Its gross regional product was $337 billion in 2013, the largest in Australia. There is a significant concentration of foreign banks and multinational corporations in Sydney and the city is promoted as Asia Pacific’s leading financial hub.
In addition to hosting events such as the 2000 Summer Olympics, millions of tourists come to Sydney each year to see the city’s landmarks. Sydney is also a gateway to Australia for many international visitors. Its natural features include Sydney Harbour, the Royal National Park, Bondi Beach, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Man-made attractions such as the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge are also well known to international visitors.
FOREVER FLAWLESS Store-Westfield Miranda Mall
The Forever Flawless Store is located in Westfield Miranda Mall, a large shopping center in the Sydney suburb of Miranda in the local government area of Sutherland Shire in southern Sydney
Miranda Fair was originally opened in 1964 as a Myer shopping center. Designed by Tomkins, Shaw & Evans Architects, it was built on the former site of Fowler’s brick pit. It was purchased by Westfield in 1969. The shopping center is 50 percent owned by the Dexus Wholesale Property Fund, 25 percent by the Westfield Retail Trust and 25 percent by Westfield Group.
Miranda Fair was easily distinguishable as it had a large eight-pointed, slowly revolving star on its rooftop. Part of the heritage of the center, and somewhat of a local landmark, the star was lit at night and unique to any Westfield shopping center. The star was knocked of the top of the tower in late July 2013 during the center’s 2013 – 2014 re-development as the office tower it sat upon was demolished.
In early 2009, Sutherland Council approved plans to further upgrade the complex, which included demolition of the office tower and adding 100 additional specialty shops at a cost of A$435 million. Myer lost its ground floor for a larger ‘full-line’ Woolworths supermarket. The entrance has moved closer to the Kingsway. The center expanded by approximately 19,000 square meters to 127,000 square meters of gross lettable area. Demolition of the areas around the office tower began in July 2013. The first stage of the redevelopment consisting of the first floor opened on Thursday 16 October 2014. About 80 more shops/restaurants opened on Thursday 20 November 2014 while the official opening took place on Thursday, November 27, with four days of celebrations. A new multi-screen Event Cinemas complex opened 2 April 2015.
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