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Sydney Tower

about ...

People refer to it as AMP Tower (after its owners), Centerpoint Tower or Sydney Tower. The official name is Sydney Tower.

Sydney AMP Tower
©2006 Gabriel Ditu
Designed by architect Donald Crone, Sydney Tower Centerpoint construction began in late 1970. Sydney Tower was opened to the public in August 1981.

The turret has a capacity of 960 people, contains two levels of restaurants, an Observation Deck with a coffee lounge, two telecommunication levels and three utility levels. The turret of Sydney Tower is equivalent in size to that of a nine-storey building and the stability of the tower is ensured by 56 steel cables. It's ranked as one of the most secure buildings in the world.

Sydney AMP Tower life
©2006 Gabriel Ditu

Sydney Tower is equiped with three high speed double deck lifts which can transport 60 people from the top to bottom in approximately 40 seconds. In case of an emergency there are fire stairs numbering some 1504 steps. Let's hope it is not going to be needed!


Trivia: Sydney Tower's turet has over 400 windows that can be cleaned by a semi-automatic window-cleaning machine in two days.

tourist information ...

Getting there:
Walking: CBD corner of Pitt & Market Street
Train: Town Hall Station
Bus: Sydney Explorer Bus Stop 14
Monorail: City Centre Station
Ferry: Ferries from Circular Quay
See map.

Contact details:
General Information: (+61 2) 9223 1341
Restaurant Rezervation: (+61 2) 8223 3800

Web site: Sydney Tower

Hours of Operation:
Sunday to Friday: 9:00AM to 10:30PM
Saturday: 9:00AM to 11:30PM
06 December
1882 - A rare Transit of Venus across the disc of the Sun is visible from Australia, and many scientific parties arrive from around the world to observe and record the event.

2002 - The Australian Government announces a hand gun buy-back following the Monash University shooting.
Australian slang
  • inked drunk
  • compo Workers' Compensation pay
  • postie postman
  • hottie hot water bottle
  • Crown Jewels the testicles
  • mickey mouse excellent, very good
  • shout to buy a round of drinks
  • gobsmacked surprised, astounded
  • garbo garbageman
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