- Queen Street, Brisbane
Queen Street in
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, is one of the city's major streets. It the city's central road, partly covered by a pedestrian mall called the Queen Street Mall. Queen Street ends at the Victoria Bridge and is bounded by two of the Brisbane River's central reaches. Uptown at the top of the mall is George Street.
The western part of the street is covered by a new plaza at the base of
Brisbane Squareand underneath part of the western half is the Queen Street Bus Station.
Queen Street is heavily built up with arcades, shops,
hotels, offices and apartmenthigh-rises such Brisbane Square, Central Plaza, Aurora Tower, Conrad Treasury Casino, Wintergarden, Broadway on the Mall, The Myer Centre and QueensPlaza.
Queen Street is also historically significant as it contains MacArthur Central, the building in which the American General Douglas MacArthur had his South West Pacific headquarters (from July 1942 to November 1944) during
World War IIand directed the Allied Forces World War II campaign. [ [http://home.st.net.au/~dunn/ozatwar/amp.htm General Headquarters (GHQ), South West Pacific Area, Queen Street, Brisbane] ] [ [http://www.abc.net.au/dimensions/dimensions_in_time/Transcripts/s491019.htm MacArthur's War Chambers, Brisbane] ] The former AMP building was later renamed MacArthur Central as a tribute to General Douglas MacArthur.
Queen Street is also the location of Brisbane's General Post Office
Photos of Queen Street
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