Eureka Tower in Melbourne (Australia) - the second largest building in the southern hemisphere
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Riverside Quay, Melbourne, Australia
Date of build
Construction start: 2001.
This second largest building in the southern hemisphere and the second highest residential building in the world has 92 floors, including one underground.
Each of the 556 apartments has its own balcony, or terrace with garden. In addition, each has a separate laundry room. There are offices, restaurants and parking for 800 cars on the 11th floor.
8 top-most floors have suites with windows decorated with 24-carat gold. Floors from 82 to 87 have only one apartment per floor.
On the 89th floor there is a public observation deck, where from a height of 285 meters you can watch a 360-degree panorama of the city. There are organized parties for 150 seats and 320 standing ones.
The building supports 13 lifts, including one designed only for suppliers of goods and furniture. Elevators move at speeds of up to 9 meters per second. It takes about 30 seconds to reach the top floors.
On January 10, 2005, the skyscraper constructor proposed adding a 53.75 meter mast at the top. The proposal has not been approved yet.
243 winding piles with a diameter of 750 mm and 28 drilled piles with a diameter of 1.5 meters were used for foundations. In total, 5,000 tons of steel and 110,000 tons of cement were used for the construction.
The façade of the building consisting of glass and aluminum panels covers an area of 40,000 m².
Official website: http://eurekaskydeck.com.au