Thursday, March 10, 2011

Eureka Tower

The Eureka Tower is a 297.3-metre (975 ft) skyscraper located in the Southbank precinct of Melbourne.  There are 92 storeys and the glass on Eureka’s top 10 levels is 24-carat gold plated! The observation deck is at the 88th floor (Skydeck 88). The lifts are the fastest in the Southern Hemisphere, travelling at more than 9 meters per second. The floor of the lift that took us to level 88 was something else! Look down and you would think that you were actually at the edge of the elevator shaft! It took us less than 40 seconds to arrive at level 88!

What a spectacular view of Melbourne! You can even step onto “The Terrace” and be exposed to the outside elements almost 300 meters above the ground! It was quite windy out there on the terrace and it is said that the top of the Tower can flex up to 600 mm in high winds! And for those who dare, you can purchase a ticket for The Edge Experience – you get into a glass cube which projects 3 meters out of the building and wait for a surprise! . . .

For more info on the Eureka Tower, check out these links

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