Eureka Tower opened on October 11, 2006 taking 4 years 2 months to complete. Construction cost approximately $500 million AU.
Eureka Tower Quick Facts:
- Height of Building 984.3 ft / 300m
- Eureka’s 13 lifts, the fastest in the Southern Hemisphere, travel at more than 9 metres per second!
- The facade consists of glass aluminum panels covering an area of 40,000 sq. metres
- The glass on the top 8 floors is 24 carat gold infused
- The Tower used 110,000 tonnes of concrete and weighs 200,000 tonnes
- 92 storeys – 52,000 sq. metres of windows
- Horizontal white lines on Eureka Tower represent the centimetres and millimetres of a ruler
- Two 300,000 litre water tanks on levels 90 & 91 help to dampen the oscillations
The Eureka Skydeck situated on the 88th floor of the tower is the highest public vantage point (285m) in the Southern Hemisphere and you had better hold on tight…the top of the Tower can flex up to 600mm in high winds!
Contractor: Grocon Constructions Pty Ltd
Developer: Eureka Tower Pty Ltd
Architect: Fender Katsalidis Pty Ltd
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!