It's the Sky Tower's 20th birthday

The 12th tallest tower in the world (when it was constructed in 1994) turns 20 this year
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The Auckland skyline

Building the 12th tallest tower in the world – taller than the Eiffel Tower – on schedule, on a site occupying a whole central Auckland block, would have seemed impossible in 1994. Yet we set out to achieve exactly that.Happy birthday to one of the tallest buildings in Oceania!The Sky Tower has been the defining structure in the Auckland city skyline for the past 20 years. Here are a few interesting facts about the building:It was the 12th tallest tower in the world at the time of constructionIt was finished six months ahead of schedule1000 building professionals worked on the building during peak constructionIt contains over:5,000 cubic metres of concrete2000 tonnes of reinforcing steel660 tonnes of structural steelFind out more about the Sky Tower here:Fletcher ConstructionMoller Architects


Aug 15, 2017





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