Sydney Tower, the city's tallest structure,
is one of Sydney's most prominent landmarks. The
309 meter (1014ft) high tower was built in 1981
as a communications tower and tourist facility.
Each year, more than a million visitors enjoy the
spectacular views over Sydney.
is also the second tallest observation tower in
the Southern Hemisphere (after Auckland’s
Sky Tower, though Sydney
Tower's main observation deck is almost 50 m
(164 ft) higher than that of Auckland's Sky Tower).
The Sydney Tower is a member of the World Federation
of Great Towers.
The tower is often referred to as Centrepoint
Tower or AMP Tower. Centrepoint was the original
name - and still the name of the shopping center
at the foot of the tower - while AMP was the owner
of the tower for some period. While these two names
are still frequently used, the structure is now
officially known as Sydney
the Sydney Tower, Zalman’s Skyline Multimedia
Entertainment has established two tourist attractions
which have become extremely attractive visiting
points for Sydney Tower’s many tourists.