The Edge at Eureka
October 26 2007
The 92 storey high Eureka Tower stands tall over Melbourne's skyline, and is home to a very unique attraction; The Edge, which can be seen as the small box protruding from the top of the tower.
The Edge is a part of the Eureka Skydeck 88 attraction.
The "Serendipity Table" greets visitors at the entrance, essentially it's a giant interactive touch screen.
The normal skydeck area is available for visitors, allowing the views to be taken in at a leisurely pace.
This is the point where The Edge extends from the building.
Up to twelve visitors inside the 5.4 tonne box are then slid out of the building with their view obscured by switchable glass. The whole process takes 30 seconds.
But things soon become clear.
45mm thick glass forms the floor, which has a design capacity of 2.5 tonnes (Maximum of 10 tonnes) so visitors can enjoy a spectacular sight in absolute safety.