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Saturday, 20 February 2010

Melbourne Central - Coops Shot Tower

The Melbourne Central shot tower and iconic glass cone.

Located at Knox Place Melbourne, Coop’s Shot Tower and Flanking Building were erected in 1889-90 and consist of a two storey, three bay brick structure dominated by a fifty metre high castellated tower. The Tower was used for the manufacture of lead shot until closing in 1960. It remained unoccupied until being incorporated into the Melbourne Central shopping centre in the late 1980s-early 1990s.

Coops Shot Tower is classified by the Victorian Heritage Register and is protected by state law.

Today's Quote: Where is the Princess? In the Tower waiting for us to rescue her - Shrek.

18 comments:

diane said...

It is great to see old buildings kept and incorporated into the city. They have an intreresting history. I visited one in Tasmania.

brattcat said...

We had a shot tower in my hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. This is a wonderfully creative way to preserve that history. Great images!

Cezar and Léia said...

Congratulations!Wonderful post!
I loved the perspective and so perfect shot!
Léia

Dindin MK said...

nice shoot..
and great architecture,...

goodjob!

Wayne said...

Awesome image.

I wish I'd seen this when I visited Melbourne.

Louis la Vache said...

The perspective in the photo makes the tower seem quite taller than it actually is.

hee hee
We hope the princess is soon rescued!

Jacob said...

Welcome back! I like this, a lot! And your photos are stunning!

James said...

What an amazing perspective. These are really neat shots. They almost give the sense of spinning.

gogouci said...

Love the angle and geometry. Great photos.

Karen said...

Beautiful! I really enjoy seeing your part of the world through your eyes.

eden said...

Fantastic shots. My first time to see this Tower.I love to visit there one day

Kirigalpoththa said...

Good shot!

Rob and Mandy said...

Hey, you're back! Missed you!
These photos are totally surreal!

Bergson said...

an interesting persective

JM said...

Amazing perspectives! Great shots indeed!

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

The sign is so funny - and unexpected - with the beautiful old ironwork. Nice perspective!
Three Rivers Daily Photo

magiceye said...

awesome perspective!

Evelyn Howard said...

I like them.

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.