Thursday, 3 June 2021

Sky Tower



The Sky Tower is only 20 or so years old.  It was built as part of Auckland's one and only casino.  It is the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere.  I remember when it was being built and people living out West of the city used to swear that it was not straight…


There is a revolving restaurant – which I have only been to once.  Not really my thing.


They also run a sort of bungee jump off the observation deck – I won't be doing that any time soon!


The tower is designed to sway up to 1 metre sideways in high winds… and to withstand a magnitude 8 earthquake.


The tower is lit up at night by LED lights which change colours for the occasion.  

It is now an inescapable part of the city's skyline.


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