At the top of one of Melbourne's Tallest Skyscrapers, there used to be a treat for the whole family if you dared. A very exciting family getaway idea to see who would brave the dizzy heights.
Hop off the City Circle Tram at Kings Street and walk towards the Rialto Towers.
These are some of Melbourne's Tallest Buildings so you can't miss them.
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The Rialto Towers Melbourne Australia
Up o the Observation Deck, way up on the 55th Floor of the Rialto Towers, one of Melbourne's Tallest Skyscrapers, you can see 360 degree views of Melbourne and it's surrounds.
253 Metres ( 823ft ) High
The Rialto Towers are a member of the World Federation of Great Towers, Tallest Skyscrapers being a category.
There are actually 67 floors, including the basement and mechanical floors.
The first 5 floors are used for parking. The next 3 floors are used for the Lobby and a Cafe.
The ongoing 54 floors are used for Offices.
The observation platforms used to be found on the 55 Floor.
The huge glass facade can be seen from miles around.
It's blue night lights way up there look like something out of Star Wars.
This changes color during the day, the colors range from the well recognized dark blue to a brilliant gold during sunset.
There are two towers, the north and the south tower.
The south tower used to house the Observation Deck and viewing platforms. This is now a Restaurant.
There are 1254 steps to the top of the building and these were used for an annual charity race held within this building.
The "Run Up" became a favorite with local and overseas athletes.
The inspiration came from the popular Empire State Building Run-Up.
A stair race up the 242 metre - 1222/1254 step race tо the 53rd floor оf the Rialto building, wаs fіrst run іn the late 1980s аnd became аnd annual event wіth both mens аnd women's divisions known аs the Rialto Run-up.
The winner wаs awarded wіth а trip tо New York tо compete іn the Empire State Building race.
If you enjoy reading up on the World's Tallest Skyscrapers here are several sites that may interest you.
Skyscrapers of the World
Great Towers of the World ( http://www.great-towers.com/ )
Melbourne Skyline ( http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?cityID=18 )
These tallest skyscrapers are located at the corner of Collins and Kings Streets in the heart of Melbourne's CBD, access can be by way of public transport on the Collins Street tram line, or a short walk from Flinders or Southern Cross Railway Stations.
You may also ride the free City Circle Tram and hop off at Kings Street, take a short stroll towards the Towers and ride the express lift to the top.
The timetable of trains, trams and buses go to Metlink Melbourne ( http://ptv.vic.gov.au/ )
Have some fun now trying to pin point some of Melbourne's Famous Landmarks.
Can you see:
Looking East From On Top Of The Rialto Tower
Overlooking The Crown Casino from The Rialto Towers
The Eureka Tower actually is much higher than The Rialto Towers.
You can see the little cruise ferries on the Yarra river down there. Look how small those cars are.
Looking Towards The Eureka Skydeck From The Rialto
The Eureka Tower is another of our Tallest Skyscrapers. This is open to the public to view the Melbourne City and surrounding countryside.
You can also see the Royal Botanical Gardens in the right background behind the tower.
Looking Across To Port Phillip Bay From The Rialto
View To The Mouth Of The Yarra River From The Rialto
Overlooking The Docklands Area From The Rialto
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