The Sky Tower, the tallest tower of the south

29 October, 2012 3 Comments

Sky Tower

Sky Tower is a tower of telecommunications and radio and television broadcast that rises in the city of Auckland in New Zealand. It is not the only one of its kind, as it towers like this exist all over the world, but in this corner of the planet is regarded as one of the symbols of the city.

This tower measures 328 meters high and, for the moment, is the highest structure in the entire southern hemisphere. Its construction began in the year 1984 and was completed just two years and nine months later, on 3 March 1997. It is made with a reinforced concrete structure of 12 meters in diameter, reinforced in the base with eight concrete supports. These eight supports are attached to the frame by a ring of reinforced concrete. The foundation of this tower is plunging 15 meters below ground.

Sky Tower

Sky Tower is located in the complex Sky City Auckland, right in the centre of the city, and offers us three vantage points located at three different heights from which there is wonderful views of the city. If the day is clear, the visibility can reach 82 kilometres and it is sometimes possible to see the Coromandel peninsula, but even when the day is a bit cloudy, the view from the tower is fantastic.

Apart from the vantage points, this emblematic point of the city of Auckland also has two restaurants that lunch, dinner or simply a drink becomes an unforgettable experience. I recommend going when dusk falls to look at how the city is slowly illuminating.

For the bravest visitors, there is the possibility of practising jumping from one of the vantage points. The fall is 192 meters.

Sky Tower

Photo 3 Source: www.stuff.co.nz

Photo 4 Source: attractions.uptake.com

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  1. Juegos says:

    Howdy! This post couldn’t be written much better! Looking at this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept talking about this. I most certainly will send this post to him. Pretty sure he’ll have a very good
    read. I appreciate you for sharing!

  2. bob says:

    The first photo is not the Auckland Skytower.
    Cheers

  3. Travel Guide says:

    Bob, you’re right. We have removed the photo.

    Thank you very much!

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