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Saturday, 17 October 2009

Eureka Tower



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).
Southbank
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.

6 comments:

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

This is indeed a skyscrapper home. I'm sure the view from the penhouse will be great and one get to enjoy the 'top of the world' feeling everyday.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Yes, it would be a heady feeling looking out and seeing the view. Be awful if the lift broke - imagine climbing up all those stairs.

Leeds in Yorkshire daily photo - Paul said...

Wow, thats a seriously tall building.
I belong to the oldest subscription library here in the UK
The Leeds Library
and I noticed the other day that there are some pictures of the Melbourne Athenaeum on the wall!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Paul - seriously tall is right and there will alwasy be someone, somwhere who will build even higher so they can have the "We have the tallest/longest/widest" label.

The Melbourne Athenaeum dates from 1839 and the interior is magnificent.
Cheers.

AB said...

I like the jumble of colours in the Melbourne high-rises. It looks nicely chaotic.

JM said...

Wonderful! Great composition!

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.