Centerpoint Tower, AMP Tower, Sydney, AU
Built in the late 1970s, Sydney (AMP) Centrepoint Tower
doubles as a means of communication and as a tourist spot.
Much like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France,
the view from
Sydney Centrepoint Tower is the best way to take in a
Inaugurated on September 23, 1981, Sydney Centrepoint Tower
is one of the most
structurally sound high rise buildings on
earth. The 162,000 liter water tank on top of the structure
stabilizes the tower whenever it gets windy. The entire
building is made of 16 levels of reinforced concrete and
steel and entire weighs 40,000 tons.
Sydney Centrepoint Tower was built to withstand earthquakes
and adverse wind conditions. Furthermore, it is reinforced
by 56 cables that add more stabilizing ability to the tower.
Features of Sydney Centrepoint Tower:
- 2 levels of Restaurants
- Coffee Lounge
- Observation Deck
- 2 Telecommunication levels
- 3 Plant levels
- 3 Double deck elevators
Main attractions on Sydney
Skywalk – Walking on
glass-floored platforms while harnessed at a height to
equal the Eiffel Tower.
Observation Deck – The
area in the turret of the tower where visitors get a
birds-eye view of Sydney. This turret can hold 960
- Sydney Tower Restaurant – Gives visitors a 360
degree view of scenic Sydney.
- Sky Lounge Cafe
Some perks in visiting Sydney
Tourist guide booklets
give 10 to 20% discounts so you do not need to pay full
10% discount coupons can
also be printed from the Sydney Tower website.
Children below 4 years old
gain free entrance.
Discounts are given for
family tickets depending on how many children there are.
Senior Citizens and
Students are given discounts.
Children 4 to 15 years old
also get a discount.
Prepaid tickets are
discounted and are valid for up to 6 months.
Sydney Tower Observation
Deck tickets include OzTrek.
If you plan to visit
Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Tower, and Sydney Wildlife
World, it would be a good idea to inquire about combined
tickets. You might then get great discounts to these
places because they are all under the same company.