Southern Star construction update June 2007
June 23 2007
By the beginning of June the first of the Southern Stars supports were in place.
The support will be the one closest to the wheel itself.
More supports have been delivered to the site.
Further sections have been welded together.
The supports bear a unique convex shape.
The attraction is set to become an Icon on Melbourne's skyline, and will provide an interesting sight to motorists passing by on the Tullamarine Freeway.
A week later and one of the lateral supports has been painted at the point of welding and lifted into place.
The ride will eventually be of a similar height to the nearby Bolte Bridge, whose towers are visible on the left side of this photograph.