Located on the southern banks of the Yarra River, Eureka is perfectly positioned for 360 degree, floor-to-ceiling views encompassing Melbourne’s CBD, sports precinct, Port Phillip Bay, Docklands and everything in between. Come by day for brilliant views extending to the Dandenong ranges, and by night to see the spectacular Melbourne skyline nightscape.
Skydeck 88 is the only observation deck in the world that can thrill you with ‘The Edge’ – a glass cube which projects 3 metres out from the building – with you in it – suspended almost 300 metres above the ground! Or step through the air-lock onto ‘The Terrace’ and expose yourself to the outside elements almost 300 metres above the ground. Not for the faint hearted (a trip to the terrace usually involves high winds), visitors are rewarded with a great look at The Edge in action, reflection-free views of Port Phillip Bay and the Sporting precinct and free high powered binoculars.
An especially composed soundscape has been designed to provide ambient sounds relevant to the direction the visitor is looking, for example F1 engine noise as the viewer looks at the Grand Prix circuit around Albert Park Lake. These soundscape noises also move around the floor, with sensors detecting where people are standing. A unique system of ‘blades’ has been designed for the ceiling, which match the sky’s appearance, with white clouds, blue sky, lightning or thunderstorm effects.
|FACTS AND STATISTICS|
|Architect(s)||Fender Katsalidis Architects|
|Inauguration date||11 October 2006|
|Total height of tower from base including antenna||300m|
|Total weight of tower||200,000 tons|
|Materials used for construction||110,000 tons of concrete, 5,000 tons of reinforced steel|
|Height of observatory||300m|
|Height of café kiosk||300m|
|Number of windows||52,000m2 of windows|
|Number of steps||3,680|
|Number of elevators||13|
|Elevator speed||9 meters per second|
|Tower deflection in high winds||600mm, two 300,000 liter water tanks on levels 90 & 91 prevent excess sway|
|Water tank capacity||Two 300,000 liter water tanks|
|Unique features of tower||Eureka’s white horizontal lines represent the linear line markings on a surveyor’s measuring staff.|
|The glass on Eureka’s top 10 levels is 24 carat gold plated|
TEL: +61 3 9693 8889
FAX: +61 3 9693 8899
EMAIL: [email protected]