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Up: Coop’s Shot Tower in Melbourne Central

Melbourne Central, by Penne Cole

Melbourne Central, by Penne Cole

The glass dome over Coop’s Shot Tower in Melbourne Central spirals hypnotically into the sky. It pays homage to the 125 year-old Shot Tower, and is a powerful symbol of Melbourne’s determination to protect her heritage. Originally built in 1888, the tower was saved from demolition when architects incorporated it into the design of Melbourne Central. Today, visitors are prompted to look up every time they enter, marvelling at the unexpected, 50-metre high focal point in this modern shopping centre.

This post was inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Up. I’ve written two other posts on this theme because I couldn’t choose just one photo. The first is about the view from up high on Victoria Peak in Hong Kong and the second is a cheeky peek up the skirts of the Eiffel Tower. Hope you enjoy those two as well.

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6 comments on “Up: Coop’s Shot Tower in Melbourne Central

  1. The Mind of RD Revilo
    April 25, 2013

    Reblogged this on RD Revilo.

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  5. xpat92
    April 27, 2013

    Hi Penne,
    That is a great shot under the dome! I love it when modern architecture incorporates to past in today’s creations.
    Happy weekend to you.

    • Penne Cole
      April 27, 2013

      Thanks Barbara. Happy weekend to you too!

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