Melbourne Daily Photo
Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.
Saturday, 17 October 2009
The Eureka Tower soars 300 metres (984 ft) in the air and is located in Southbank and took four years to build, opening on 11 October 2006. It is the world's tallest residential tower when measured to its highest floor.
The observation deck (Eureka Skydeck 88) occupies the entire 88th floor of the Eureka Tower and is the highest public vantage point in a building in the Southern Hemisphere at 285 m (940 ft).
For those unfamiliar with Melbourne, Southbank is the area that stretches along the southern bank of the Yarra River and was once an old and neglected area, mostly industrial, but has now been rejuvenated as the heartbeat of the central city area. This has been done by using the Yarra River as a central feature and by introducing entertainment facilities along the river bank.