Wednesday, 28 June 2006



Eureka is finally completed, as what it appears to me. No more crane on top of it. The moon is real, the picture was significatly sharpened and lightened up as this was shot handheld at 88mm on top of a park bench with a chilling strong wind.

Eureka Tower is an apartment building in the Southbank precinct of Melbourne, Australia. Construction began in 2001 and the exterior completed on the *1st of June 2006. The plaza will be finished in June.

Eureka Tower is the tallest skyscraper in the Southern Hemisphere and the tallest residential building in the world when measured to the roof and its amount of liveable floors. However, the Q1 apartment tower in Gold Coast, Queensland has a higher structural tip at 322.5m in height, which by skyscraper standards technically makes it the taller residential tower.

On January 10, 2005, Grocon, the firm building Eureka Tower proposed adding a 53.75m communications mast/observation tower. The proposal is currently before the local planning commission. This mast would be a significant structure, used for providing an adventure climb to the tip of the summit - the highest observation area in the Southern Hemisphere. The 'Big E' as it is known amongst skyscraper enthusiasts, will (by original plan) rise 297.2m above ground (exactly 300m above sea level), and stand at 91 storeys above the ground, as well as one basement floor.

On April 16, 2006, a new proposal was announced that the construction company and developers were considering options for the building to have a "skywalk" that would take daring people up 350 metres high. The proposed structure may also house a communication tower.

On May 23, 2006, the crane ontop of the tower was dismantled by a smaller crane, which was dismantled by a smaller crane that could be taken down the service elevator.
Eureka Tower was designed by Melbourne architectural firm Fender Katsalidis Australia and is being built by Grocon (Grollo Australia). It was designed using the latest version of ArchiCAD by Graphisoft.
Eureka Tower's lift core superseded the height of Rialto Towers on November 9, 2004.
Eureka Tower will have an Observation Deck and Nightclub on the top floor.
Eureka Tower has 24 Carat Gold Glass windows on the top 8 floors of the Building.


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