You may dream of living in the clouds, but few in Melbourne can say they really do. They are the residents of the Eureka Tower, which towers 297 meters above Melbourne. Many people have heard of the Eureka Skydeck, a popular Melbourne tourist attraction. Not all many realize that this remarkable building and Australian landmark is also home for the residents of the 84 floors of apartments in the Eureka Tower. This golden-edged tower is offers amazing one-of-a-kind apartments.
Eureka Tower’s 88th floor is home to the Melbourne tourist attraction Eureka Skydeck, which offers an unparalleled, 360 degree view of Melbourne and is the highest vantage point open to the public in a building in all of the Southern Hemisphere. Above is Eureka 89, an events and dining venue offering fine wines and sophisticated 5 or 7 course degustation menu for a truly incredible and memorable night.
As of December 2013, the Eureka Tower was the 14th tallest residential building in the world. Official measurement of the tallest buildings in the world includes the height of the highest tip of spire, pinnacle, antenna, mast or flag pole. The Eureka Tower is one of only 7 buildings worldwide that have 90 or more storeys (the Eureka Tower has 91 storeys).
The Apartments in the Sky
The iconic Eureka Tower has 84 habitable storeys, for a total of 556 apartments. The Summit Levels (floors 82 – 87) contain one apartment per storeys. The top 10 storeys, including the Summit Levels, the Skydeck, Eureka 89, and a communications room and water tanks on storeys 90 and 91, have gold plated glass windows. The windows are plated with 24 carats (99.9%) gold.
Residents of the Tower enjoy a luxurious lifestyle, situated within a variety of city attractions and near the Southbank Promenade. In addition to 24-hour concierge service, secure car space, video intercom entry and exquisite views of the entire cityscape from full-length windows, residents enjoy use of the communal gym, indoor pool and sauna, and private cinema. All of Melbourne lights up at night, far below the Eureka Tower apartments. Private balconies allow residents to entertain in style. Of course, residents can also entertain themselves at Melbourne tourist attraction residing above them, which also hosts private events.
The famed Eureka Tower is as stunning outside as it is inside. Blue glass clads most of the structure. The striking white lines are designed to imitate the markings on a surveyor’s staff. The building has one underground storey of parking. Further underground parking wasn’t feasible because of the proximity to the Yarra River. The first 9 above-ground storeys contain parking, with some storeys containing a mixture of parking and residential space.
The Southbank Promenade
When residents of the Tower want to get out and about, the Southbank Promenade offers an assortment of diversions and attractions. The scenic Yarra River is a central feature, and steamboat trips offer an unequalled view of the river. The illustrious Southgate Arts and Leisure precinct emphasizes sidewalk entertainment and outdoor eating via a plethora of cafes and restaurants and features upmarket shops, theatres, and Hamer Hall. On Sunday morning a market is held at the river bank’s eastern edge.
The renowned Crown Entertainment Complex, located along the southern bank of the Yarra River, is accented by trendy restaurants and shops. Tower residents who want to test their luck can do so at the Crown Casino. And every year they can participate in the Eureka Climb, where participants scale the 1,642 steps to the observation deck. The most competitive can attempt the current record of 7 minutes to climb the 88 floors. The Eureka Climb has been held annually since 2012.