Sirius in a brutal fight for its life

It’s not that old, and many argue it’s not at all beautiful, but supporters insist that doesn’t mean Sydney’s iconic Sirius building should be demolished.

The NSW government has again declared the brutalist building, which stands next to the Harbour Bridge, won’t be added to the State Heritage Register despite experts saying it should be.

Save Our Sirius chairman Shaun Carter argues the government’s inability to recognise the heritage significance of newer architecture is to blame.

“They get the old stuff is worthy of keeping,” he tells AAP.

“But the newer stuff built in the last 100 years is particularly vulnerable because they have this idea of heritage and culture that doesn’t value things built more recently.

“We need to convince the government that the new stuff is important as well.”

The apartment building, nestled in The Rocks, was completed in the 1980s.

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