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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited by Moderator)
Eureka Tower
Melbourne, Australia


HEIGHT: 297m/974 feet
FLOORS: 91 floors
COMPLETION: 2005
ARCHITECT: ?

Eureka is finally externally complete after 5 years of construction.
At 297m & 91storeys, its the worlds tallest residential apartment to rooftop!
Officially, its worlds 2nd tallest residential bldg behind 322.5m Q1 Tower in Gold Coast,Aus.
Some physical dimensions.
#10storey car park rises to 31m and floor plan measures 60m x 80m approx.
# the western wing terminates at lev56 or 177m.
#the eastern wing termiantes at lev65 or 206m.
#the upper floors (65-91) are diamond shape (53m x25m)
#the 10storey gold blade section (lev81-91) equals 34m high.
#lev88 observation deck is 282m high.
#overtook 251m Rialto in 2005 as highest bldg in Australia (to roof), and later the spire of 264m Petroleum plaza (both in Melbourne).
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Here are first completed piccies, with id imagine many more to come!!!

how it looks on skyline
dans webcam



pic by Velco



pix by Salamagd




These are basically completed shots .(just imagine no cranes)
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ALL THE STATS ON EUREKA
emporis listing>
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=131515

MORE COMPLETED SHOTS TO COME!!
 
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Another from lensaloft:


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Upon completion in June 2006, Eureka Tower was the tallest and largest skyscraper in the Southern Hemisphere and the tallest residential building in the world to rooftop. As of 2010, it is the only skyscraper ever constructed and approved in Australia with habitable floors above 250m (820 feet)

In 2006 Eureka held the following records:

The world record for the most number of levels in a residential building 91 and for the most residential levels 80.
Ranked 6th in the world for most number of storeys in a skyscraper (only Sears Tower 108, Ryugyong Hotel 105 - uninhabitable, Empire State 102, Taipei 101 101, John Hancock 100 had more)
35th tallest building in the world and 22nd tallest to roof
2nd highest penthouse in the world at 278.5m (bested only by the John Hancock building in Chicago and its level 92 penthouse 306m and sub-penthouses)

As of 2010 in the Southern Hemisphere Eureka holds skyscraper records for:

Tallest skyscraper to roof 297m (974 ft)
Highest habitable floor 285.5m (938 ft) level 89 function / convention room
Highest observation deck 282m (925 ft) level 88 with the longest view to horizon
Highest residence and penthouse 278.5m (914 ft) level 87
Longest and tallest stair climb
Highest and fastest lifts 9 m/sec
Highest base jump and abseil
Largest facade 40,000m2 with 250,000m2 of painted surfaces
Heaviest skyscraper at 200,000 tonnes
The highest skyscraper core ever constructed
Tallest skyscraper tower crane ever erected
First time concrete has ever been pumped 300m high in Australia

Eureka consumed 110,000t of concrete and some of the strongest concrete ever used in Australia with a rating over 100MPa (to 150MPa).
Eureka has 13 separate lifts, 2 skyway elevators service observation deck in just over 30 secs.
There is a 10 storey podium complex with an 800 car parking lot, retail and office facilities, health and fitness centre and a swimming pool.

Roof-top damping of wind induced sway accelerations is provided by two 300,000L water damper systems on Levels 89 to 92 and is designed to bend 30 cm in high winds
 

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Whoops, the poll is not in the correct fromat (10,9.5,9,8.5.....3 or less) so it will have to start over :-(

The vote should be public as well.
 

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sorry guys. my first top 100 poll. ill fix up poll asap.just post what you think meanwhile. shoudlnt change things to much.
thanks for more stats curtain.
 

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another from yyyih
 

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Its beautiful, its original, however i dont get this, what is the tallest residential tower in the world? Q1 or Eureka? Q1 is over 300m if im not mistaken, therefore its the tallest. am i correct?
anyways,9/10
 

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You really need a daytime pic from the north or south aspect to really appreciate the wonderful geometry of this building.

10 from me, of course!

Nothing else like it!

Cheers,

Adam
 

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beiklopa said:
Its beautiful, its original, however i dont get this, what is the tallest residential tower in the world? Q1 or Eureka? Q1 is over 300m if im not mistaken, therefore its the tallest. am i correct?
anyways,9/10
atm, Q1 is highest to strucrual tip and Eureka is highest to roof. both to be surpassed by a number of towers in Dubai in about 2008/9.

Q1 = 322.5m to spire
=275m to top of fin
=245m to plantroom
=235m /lev78 to observation deck
=217m to lev74 penthouse
out of 78 levels above grd, 74 are actual residential (2 plant,2 observ)
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Eureka=297m to top of gold blades
=295m to roof
282m to lev88 observation deck.
278m to lev87 penthouse.
out of 91 levels above grd, 74 are actual residential (10 carpark,1 observ,6 plant)
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more great photos by
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Very beautiful and original. Definitely 10/10
 

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beiklopa said:
Its beautiful, its original, however i dont get this, what is the tallest residential tower in the world? Q1 or Eureka? Q1 is over 300m if im not mistaken, therefore its the tallest. am i correct?
anyways,9/10
What Culwulla said but here's a diagram of the two buildings side by side...

Q1 - Eureka
 

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CULWULLA said:
out of 91 levels above grd, 74 are actual residential (10 carpark,1 observ,6 plant)
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ARGH! Thats simply not true! I've said this a few times now! The levels you describe as "carpark" are also shared with apartments. They are clearly visable on the plans...


And they are also visible in this photo of velco's in the orange section at right hand the base of the tower.


So, there 6 levels with apartments in the podium thus making 80 levels of residential. Not 74.
 

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^ there is still 10 levels of carpark yes? AND some apartments thrown in.
gee living in tallest apartments in world and some get to live in podium.eeiii.
oh well least you can say you live IN Eureka.
so 80 levels it is dan.

#that diagram of Q1 is a shocker. totally wrong.theres hardly any fin structure?
the roof os 240m not 250m.the glass goes up to 265m.then fin at 275m.

another from Velco

 

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Edit: Eureka's greatest hits by MUGLEY

































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some twilight shots from Velco




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Ive been in Melbourne and I can say that is amacing building.

For me: 9


This is one of my photos that I took from Rialto Tower:

Eureka Tower from Rialto Observation Deck


flickr member NathanKaso


New lights up top...

 
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