Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

January 17, 2021

Melbourne: Eye in the sky

Located on the 88th floor of the 300-metre-tall Eureka building in Southbank, Skydeck 88 is the highest public viewing platform in the southern hemisphere. But the architects didn’t stop there. The residential tower boasts 24-carat, gold-plated glass on its top 10 floors, the fastest lifts in the south (nine metres per second) and The Edge, a three-metre glass cube that protrudes from the building — yes, with people in it. Not for the fainthearted, especially since access is “subject to wind speeds and weather conditions.” No need to worry though; the tower can flex up to 600 millimetres in high winds and there are two 300,000-litre water tanks on levels 90 and 91 to prevent excess sway. [CC]

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