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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

The 'Parisian' Rooftop of - Melbourne

The top of Collins Street is often referred to as the Parisian end of Melbourne's CBD. Imagine my surprise when I visited the recently re-developed Myer Department Store to discover this site!
The Roof of the GPO
Riding the escalators was an experience - you ride up and up and then some more - finally arriving at the very top of the building. The glass roof of the store brings so much light into the 6+ floors - it has changed a dreary dark building into one of light - it's a triumph of design.

The glass atrium
But it is what you see outside the building (tucked in the corner behind the Apple Shop) that I really love. The skyline of Melbourne - old and new buildings justaposed. It really is worth a visit. Here are some of the sights!
The Post Office Tower, the dome of 330 Collins Street, the ANZ Tower - the list goes on
And right behind the main store the re-development continues. Currently only the original facade facing Lonsdale Street is buttressed and 'completed' - so for those of you who love to watch a building in progress - then this is the one!

I recommend a visit when you're next in the city - it's free, it's interesting and one of the best views of the rooftops of Melbourne

Bowen Cottage guest comment - this week: This place is amazing!

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