Rialto Towers in Melbourne (Australia) - two skyscrapers complex
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525 Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia
Date of build
VII.1982 - start of construction
VII.1986 - completion of towers
X.1986 - official opening
The building has 66 floors, including 3 underground and it is the tallest building in Southern Hemisphere.
The complex consists of 63 and 43 storey high-rise buildings connected together into one.
The building has a 241-room, five-star hotel "International Hotel", a theater for 260 seats, and a five-storey car park for 608 vehicles.
95,000 m were used for the construction? concrete and 12,000 tons of reinforcement.
Drainage pipes are 70 kilometers long, and elevator lifts are 95 kilometers long. The number of windows in the office building is 22,000, while the number of entrance doors to lifts is 685.
The tower is supported by 76 reinforced cement piles, wide at 1.8 m and 1.5 m and driven 40 m into the ground. The façade, however, is covered with a six-millimeter reflective blue glass.
The building has been designed to resist winds with a force of 240 m / s, and the peak deviation is then 25 cm.
Air ventilation is monitored and controlled by a computer, determining the heat zones for each floor, depending on the needs. This system is environmentally friendly because all the air used in ventilation comes from outside the building.
Other specialist devices are: emergency power system, fire and protective system, TV service and 33 fast and narrow elevators, moving at up to 7.1 m / s.
In good weather conditions from the viewing platform located on the 55th floor (234 meters) you can see the areas distant by 58 kilometers.
Official website: http://www.rialto.com.au