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Federation Square

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Published November 27th 2011
Federation Square has become a controversial icon of Melbourne since its final unveiling by the former premier of Victoria Steve Bracks in 2002. Federation Square was built by London-based architects Donald Bates and Peter Davidson and Australian-based architects Bates Smart.



The names of the architects were announced by the-then Premier of Victoria Jeff Kennett in 1997 "I know there are a lot of people who are not happy with the design of Federation Square, but I think over the years it has become very well accepted and used," Mr Kennett said in November 2011.

Today Federation Square has indeed become a hub of activity.

One popular exhibition held at Federation Square this year was titled 'The Art of the Brick' by New York born Lego artist Nathan Sawaya, who built large structures from Lego.

From the 1st to the 25th of December, 2011 there will be a maze of 150 fake Christmas trees throughout Federation Square as part of the annual Spirit of the Square festivities.
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When: Check Fed Sq website for latest events and attractions
Where: Swanston Street Melbourne VIC 3000
Cost: Most events are free
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