Monday, 15 June 2015

The Eureka Skydeck - 88 floors up

One of my agenda requests for my short stay in Melbourne, was an aerial view of the city - without going in a plane. So we visited the Eureka Skydeck beside the Yarra River in the Southbank Precinct.

Here are some of the claims from their own web-site:
Eureka Skydeck 88 is the highest public vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere
Eureka Tower is the world’s tallest residential building – 984.3ft / 300 metres in height
The top of the Tower can flex up to 600mm in high winds
There are two 300,000-litre water tanks on level 90 & 91 prevent any excess swaying
3,680 stairs – 92 storeys – 52,000 sq. metres of windows
The glass on Eureka’s top 10 levels is 24 carat gold plated
Eureka used 110,000 tonnes of concrete and weighs 200,000 tonnes.
Tomorrow, some of the views!

The sculpture is Richard Stringer's "Queen Bee".


Stefan Jansson said...

I'm guessing that the view and your photos will be impressive.

William Kendall said...

I like the sculpture, and quite a building!

Joe said...

Such an icon in Melbourne Julie

Jim said...

Cool sculpture.