Sky Tower (Auckland)
|Use:||Telecommunication tower , revolving restaurant , observation tower|
|Construction time :||1994-1997|
|Total height :||328 m|
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|Opening:||March 3, 1997|
|Viewing platforms:||182 m, 191 m and 220 m|
The construction of the tower began in 1994; the opening took place on March 3, 1997. The tower was built by Fletcher Construction . The Sky Tower has three viewing platforms at a height of 182 meters and 191 meters and another under the open sky at a height of 220 meters. The lowest observation deck has a glass floor like the CN Tower in Toronto . A revolving restaurant and a bar rotate on their own axis in 60 minutes.
Another attraction is the Skyjump , which is possible from the highest observation platform . It is a special form of base jumping guided by wire rope, in which the jumper is braked by a program-controlled wire rope. For many visitors this is a great attraction, as it allows a base jump to be carried out without any risk. On the other hand, braking with the rope never gives you a free fall speed, which is something that light people in particular often complain about. The tower is illuminated in different colors on special occasions.
The Sky Tower houses the largest FM radio station in the world, ie the comparatively short antenna has most of the stations. This includes 58 microwave transmitters that are used for broadcasting television programs, Wi-Fi , weather services and other broadcasting systems. A total of 22 radio stations are broadcast from the Sky Tower in the greater Auckland area.
- Project description by Fletcher Construction for the Sky Tower ( memento of the original from March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed September 30, 2012
- Sky Tower Demonstration ( Memento of the original from May 4, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (Communication), accessed on August 10, 2012
- Auckland / Skytower FM transmitter info , accessed August 10, 2012