Pitt Street, Sydney


Pitt Street, Sydney

Pitt Street is Australia's second biggest street located in the central business district of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Pitt St is famous for being home to the Pitt St Mall district, which begins at the intersection of Pitt St and Market St. Pitt St Mall is the most expensive street in Australia and 7th most expensive street in the whole world. Australia's biggest retailer, Westfields will begin construction on their massive shopping centre on Pitt St Mall, a first of its kind in an Australian CBD. The complex will be a large high rise tower with office use above the shopping levels. The street is one way (Northbound Only) from George Street to Pitt Street Mall and (Southbound Only) from Circular Quay to Pitt Street Mall. It runs through the entire city centre from Circular Quay in the north to Redfern south, although a substantial stretch of it was removed when the Sydney Central railway station was built. It has many different shops, especially along the Pitt Street Mall, as well as various residential and office buildings.

Trams formerly ran northbound along Pitt St, forming a loop (running southbound down Castlereagh St) between Circular Quay and Central Station. The line closed on 28th September 1957, replaced by a bus service. [Keenan, D. "Tramways of Sydney". Transit Press 1979]

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