Sydney Opera House, also known as the AMP Tower or Centrepoint (literally "central point"), the tallest building standing alone in Sydney and the second tallest in Australia (after Q1 skyscraper on the Gold Coast, in Queensland), it is also the second highest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere (after the "Tower of Heaven" the city of Auckland, New Zealand). Sydney Tower is included in the World Federation of Great Towers. It is open to visitors and is one of the main attractions of the city.
Sindeyskaya tower rises 305 meters (1001 ft) above the Sydney Central Business District, 100 Market Street (between Pitt and Castlereagh streets), where the business and shopping center of the city.
At first tower owned financial services company AMP, which owned the Trade Center Centrepoint, and is officially called the "AMP Tower» and intended for telecommunications. After the December 2001 Westfield Group acquired Centrepoint, Tower was named "Sydney".
The design of the tower was designed in 1970, and in 1975 began its construction. Public use of the tower, while the fourth tallest building in the world, began in August 1981 final price structure is 36 million AUS. U.S.
At the Sydney Tower has three main sections. The first - the closed observation deck at a height of 250 m, which can produce a view of the city at 360 °. At the site there is a small gift shop and display, where you can see the status of the tower, the wind speed at the moment or atmospheric pressure.
18 meters above the ground is open with a glass floor - Skywalk platform. Visiting it is a special tours, which can also include more and a virtual journey through the whole of Australia called OzTrek.
Below the main viewing platform is a restaurant for 220 people. Each year it hosts more than 185 thousand people, of which 50 thousand foreigners.
Tower accommodates 960 people maximum. Lift upward by three double-decker high-speed elevators that can take visitors to the top of the tower - the observation deck - for about 40 seconds at maximum speed. You can climb the stairs, and which, by the way, includes the 1054 level.
Sometimes Sydney Tower is used to start the grand fireworks display, and the Christmas and New Year is always lit with colored lights.
Tourist tower is open daily from 9.00 to 22.30, the cost of the ticket for an adult - $ 25 for a child - $ 15. Students and seniors receive discounts.