Designs and featuresEureka Tower is named after the Eureka Stockade, and rebellion in Ballaraton the Victorian goldfields in 1854. This is represented in the design, thebuilding has a gold crown representing the gold rush and a red striperepresenting the blood spilt during the rebellion.
• The blue glass cladding represents the Eureka Stockade flag as shown below.
• The white horizontal stripes also represent markings on a surveyors measuring staff.
The height of thetower or height of itshighest liveable floor,makes the EurekaTower the tallestresidential building inthe world when itwas completed. TheEureka Tower hasmore residentialfloors than otherbuildings in theworld.
• The Eureka Tower has 92 floors with 84 of them made up of 556 apartments. The tower stands at a height of 297.3 metres. The Eureka Tower has a unique feature of the Eureka Skydeck with the Edge which sits on the 88th floor.
Specifications• 556 apartments• 13 lifts travelling up to 9m/sec• 52,000 sq m of windows• 3680 stairs• 110,000 tonnes of concrete• 5000 tonnes of reinforced steel• Building weighs 200,000 tonnes
Construction • The tower started construction in August 2001 and took 4 years and 2 months. • The builder’s used reinforced concrete using a slipform method. The towers lift core passed the height of Rialto Towers on 9 November 2004. • On 23rd of May 2006, the crane on top of the tower was dismantled by a smaller crane, which was dismantled by a smaller crane that could be taken down the service elevator.
• Eureka Tower has 24 carat gold plated glass windows on the top 10 floors of the building. People were allowed to live in the building up to Level 80 from July 2006.