Eureka Tower – The World’s Tallest Residential Tower

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Located adjacent to the Yarra River at Melbourne

  • Eureka Tower opened on October 11, 2006 taking 4 years 2 months to complete.
  • Construction cost approximately $500 million.
  • The world’s tallest residential tower.
  • Height of Building 984.3 ft / 300m.
  • Eureka Skydecks lifts are the fastest in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • The lifts travel at more than 9 metres per second.
  • The facade consists of glass aluminium panels covering an area of 40,000 sq. metres.
  • The glass on the top 10 floors is 24 carat gold plated.
  • The Tower used 110,000 tonnes of concrete and weighs 200,000 tonnes.
  • 3,680 stairs – 92 storeys – 52,000 sq. metres of windows.
  • The Skydeck is situated on the 88th floor and is the highest public vantage point (285m) in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • The top of the Tower can flex up to 600mm in high winds. Two 300,000 litre water tanks on levels 90 & 91 help to dampen the oscillations.
  • Horizontal white lines on Eureka Tower represent the linear line markings on a surveyor’s measuring staff.

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