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The Eureka Tower

The Eureka Tower is a 300-metre (984 ft) skyscraper located in the Southbank precinct of Melbourne, Australia. Construction began in August 2002 and the exterior completed on 1 June 2006. The plaza was finished in June 2006 and the building was officially opened on 11 October 2006.

Some More Facts about the Eureka Tower:

Designed by Fender Katsalidis Architects;?- the story behind the name of the tower is, the name has a special significance in Australia due to the discovery of gold,?which has played a significant role in Melbourne's history.?Eureka means 'I've Found It' in Greek, while?the expression 'Eureka, Eureka' was shouted?by Greek mathematician Archimedes (287-221 BC)?after he had just discovered the theory of displacement of liquids.?Legend has it that Archimedes used his theory to measure the purity?of the gold in the King's crown.?

These golden connections have been incorporated in both the name of the building?and the 'golden' pinnacle of the tower which cover the top 11 floors.?This summit is clad in glass that has a surface of real gold.?

Building costs were approximately US$ 415 million;?- 2nd tallest residential building in the world;?in 2006, only Q1 was taller, but that was because of its spire on top.?Floor-wise, or height from ground level to roof top-wise,?Eureka Tower is universally considered to be the tallest residential Tower in the world.

The OzTrek, formerly known as SkyTour. is the largest simulated ride in the southern hemisphere and the only one of its kind in Australia. OzTrek, within the Eureka Tower, takes visitors on an amazing virtual adventure across Australia’s cultural history and geography, where diverse Australian landscapes are brought to life with a unique integration of 3D holographic technology, animated models and scenic art.

At the very top of the Eureka Tower is Zalman Silber’s company’s thrilling attraction, aptly named The Edge. It is a glass cube that projects three meters out from the building, leaving all occupants suspended almost 300 meters above the ground.

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