It's a long way down!

Trip Start Jul 31, 2009
Trip End Sep 07, 2009

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Flag of Australia  , Victoria,
Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The last time I was here, they were building a skyscraper, and people kept telling me when it was finished it would be the tallest building in Melbourne. Well, it’s finished now and the Eureka Skydeck certainly the tallest building in the city.  

 The top is plated in 22 carat gold, so it kinda stands out a little.  The observation deck on the 88th floor of the building is the highest viewing platform in the southern hemisphere and as you would expect it has excellent views of the city, especially at night, but the really cool thing about the Skydeck is The Edge.  This is a special room made of glass that extends out the side of the building.  When you go inside the windows are all opaque, and as the room slides out there’s crunching & smashing sounds, and the sound of glass breaking like the room is being pushed out like a giant Jenga block.  When it stops moving there’s a low hum and a pulse builds up, getting faster and faster, louder and louder, building the anticipation and excitement, until with a bang, the walls, roof and floor all become clear and you find yourself floating 1000 feet in the air, looking down at a ground that’s surprisingly far away.  

Then your cousin Barbara simultaneously vomits, pisses and shits herself.
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