Federation Square - The Commemorative Edition is a celebration of the building and architecture of Federation Square, which is to become one of our most important landmarks and a global triumph of architectural design. Federation Square is the creation of a new centre of cultural activity for Melbourne, fulfilling the long-held dream of a large open, public gathering space in Melbourne. In the true spirit of Federation, the square integrates a broad range of civic, cultural and commercial activities. This commemorative edition documents the site of Federation Square - what was on the site originally and how it has been used over time. It looks at the planning of the CBD and its relation to the site and then goes into detail about each of the components of Federation Square, the design, the materials used and the constraints of building.The book will also include lots of fascinating factual information about the construction of Federation Square and its controversies.