Eureka Skydeck

29th July 2007





Looking across the Yarra River to the Eureka Tower, home of
Melbourne's newest tourist attraction, the Eureka Skydeck.
This was a windscreen shot.

Getting closer. See the little "cube" protruding from
the left side of the building near the top ? That's where
we're going... "The Edge".

Zooming in...

There it is...


Facts about the Eureka Tower 
The world's tallest residential tower

  • Eureka Tower opened on October 11, 2006 taking 4 years 2 months to complete
  • Construction cost approximately A $500 million
  • The world's tallest residential tower
  • Height of Building 984.3 ft / 300m
  • Eureka's 13 lifts are the fastest in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Lifts travel at more than 9 metres per second
  • The facade consists of glass aluminium panels covering an area of 40,000 sq. metres
  • The glass on the top 8 floors is 24 carat gold infused
  • The Tower used 110,000 tonnes of concrete and weighs 200,000 tonnes
  • 3,680 stairs - 92 storeys - 52,000 sq. metres of windows
  • The Skydeck is situated on the 88th floor and is the highest public vantage point (285m) in the Southern Hemisphere
  • The top of the Tower can flex up to 600mm in high winds. Two 300,000 litre water tanks on levels 90 & 91 help to dampen the oscillations
  • Horizontal white lines on Eureka Tower represent the centimetres and millimetres of a ruler

Developer: Eureka Tower Pty Ltd
Architect: Fender Katsalidis Pty Ltd
Contractor: Grocon Constructions Pty Ltd

Borrowed from Tower Facts page.



88 storeys in 37 seconds later...
some views from the Skydeck.

The shots taken through the glass have a bluish tint
and some have reflections, but later we went out on
the terrace where there is only mesh fencing. In those
photos you'll see true colours, but the camera lens was
just a little too big to fit between the mesh.



All around the viewing area are kaleidoscopes aimed at
various landmarks. Here we're looking at Bolte Bridge.

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