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Old October 7th, 2004, 01:07 AM   #1
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CHIMNEYS of Australia!

love chimneys!!

quoted in Australian construction mag as "AUSTRALIA'S TALLEST BUILDING", the MIM chimney was such an engineering feat. the 270m stack has a flue which protrudes 4m above rim to total 274m high.
It is still Australia's tallest self-supported structure held since 1978.
Using slip-form technique, the stack was built in only 14 weeks (taper from 22m-12m), due to extreme heat, the workers cabin was air-conditioned. The stack also is fitted with internal lift and also the essential air-craft beacon!


at just under 900ft, it real dominates the Mt Isa landscape.


the "twin towers" of the south! The 260m Loy Yang power station stacks.
the largest chimneys in Australia! (dia 25m -18m) those cooling towers are 114m.


the 255m Loy Yang B stack



the 248m twin stacks at Bayswater, Hunter valley



pic i took last year when i visited the Delta Power station out at Portland, near Lithgow.
the massive stack is tallest in NSW at 250m!



heres a quick diagram showing the tallest chimneys compared to tallest scrapers


there are no opther chimneys over 240m
the next highest is the new one at Callide, QLD.
its 230m. topping out.


there seems to be alot of big ones in QLD
another 2-
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210m


210m tarong North stack

theres another 210m stack at Callide, known as B plant.
here it is with 230m stack



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Tallest structure in South Australia is a CHIMNEY!!
the 205m Port pirie smelter
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the 2nd tallest structure is another stack at Port Augusta at 200m.



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the twin 200m stacks at Eraring, Hunter Valley!


The 198m Port kembla stack was Australia's tallest on completion in 1965.

dominates industrial landscape



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Old October 7th, 2004, 01:37 AM   #3
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the tallest chimney in WA is located in kwinana refinery. at 189m cant find pic.?
the only other chimney over 600ft left in Australia is Melbournes tallest in Newport at 183m.
couldnt find pic.
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Old October 7th, 2004, 01:48 AM   #4
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Australia;'s newest large stack! starts soon
the 160m kogan Creek stack in QLD
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Old October 7th, 2004, 02:14 AM   #5
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Is this the biggest stack in melbourne? Its near williamstown.

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Old October 7th, 2004, 03:11 AM   #6
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yep! thats the Port melbourne Power station stack. all 600ft/183m of it. love the flared base.
the only other large stack in melbourne area is the 137m CUB stack at Abbotsford. it has a flared top.
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Old October 7th, 2004, 03:34 AM   #7
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It's hard to even imagine the size of the Enviromission solar tower - to be the tallest structure ever built- more than 3 and a half times higher than MIM Stack and many times wider.

On the SSP diagram all these massive chimneys look like little match sticks beside it
http://www.skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?7678628
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Old October 7th, 2004, 04:22 AM   #8
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the good thing about enviro stack is that its not pollution coming out but fresh air!
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Old October 7th, 2004, 04:55 AM   #9
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Is this the biggest stack in melbourne? Its near williamstown.

What a beautiful looking arrangement, some of these stacks look awesome, that one is probably my favourite.

We all know that soon all these are to be dwarfed by that amazing stack in Buronga ... well fingers crossed.
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Old October 7th, 2004, 07:05 AM   #10
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Those Tarong stacks are amazing. I saw them when I went on holidays to the Bunya mountains a few months back. They are just in the middle of nowhere and then all of a sudden "whomf" these massive concrete towers!!!

From the Bunya Mountains the views are spectacular and you can see in the distance the stacks of Tarong. They looked magical in the morning with mist around them.

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Old November 2nd, 2004, 12:37 PM   #11
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the good thing about enviro stack is that its not pollution coming out but fresh air!
guess were all still waiting for this one
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Old November 3rd, 2004, 12:26 AM   #12
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Not the tallest stacks, but still attractive.

Wangi Wangi Power station


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May I suggest a dedicated powerstation thread
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Old November 3rd, 2004, 02:18 AM   #13
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great pix.
yes the Wangi plant remains abandoned. what a set for a movie? the 100m stacks were built 1955 and are a great landmark.
The Mleb power stack was Australia's tallest in 1953. At 114m, it was tallest until the enormous 152m Mt isa 2nd stack of 1959 was erected.
I measured the white bay stacks last year at 74m each. hope they will redevlope the complex soon. its very popular with TV adds ect.
i was think of a power staion thread but most are conected to chimneys.
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Old November 3rd, 2004, 02:38 AM   #14
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sorry but aside from Enviro Tower all I see is global warming ( although, of course these are only proportionally small contributors )
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Old November 3rd, 2004, 04:19 AM   #15
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sorry but aside from Enviro Tower all I see is global warming ( although, of course these are only proportionally small contributors )
yes agree but we need these power stations.
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Old November 3rd, 2004, 03:49 PM   #16
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what about non power station stacks... i remember seeing a pretty tall one driving along some river in northern new south wales on my way to lismore... looked like a big sugar mill... at least 100m
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Ahh yes a sugar mill as far as i remember.... its cool to watch because it puts out so much steam at a pressure.
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yes ,some sugar mills have quiet tall chimneys. most range from 30m-75m.
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Not the tallest stacks, but still attractive.

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Did you or whomever took the pic put yourself / themself through some form of decontamination process after taking that pic? seriously? lol. actually I don't know why I'm laughing!?
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i took this picture looking North east from the lookout atop the bunya mountains

(especially for you cul

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