Coops Shot Tower, Melbourne

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Coop's Shot Tower is a shot tower located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, Australia. It was completed in 1888 and is 50 metres high. The historic building was saved from demolition in 1973 and was incorporated into Melbourne Central complex in 1991 underneath an 84 m-high conical glass roof.Coop's Shot Tower is 9 storeys high, and has 327 steps to the top. The tower produced six tonnes of shot weekly up until 1961, when the demand for the lead shot dwindled, because of new firearm regulations. The tower was operated by the Coops family, who also managed Clifton Hill Shot Tower.A museum called the Shot Tower Museum has been set up inside of the tower at the back of R.M. Williams, a tenant in the tower.The site is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.
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  • This elegant ochre 50 meter high tower, dating from the 19th century has been saved from demolition and integrated into the huge QV, a shopping center built in 2008. It is topped by a dome of steel and glass and today houses a museum.
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  • Photo op. Once you visit. Encountered in the Mall shops and places to eat.
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  • The shot tower was used to make lead shot for shotguns. The shot tower is made of special bricks. It was saved from demolition and was incorporated into the Melbourne Central development. The base of ...  more »
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  • It was okay for quick photographs. Just a little bit crowded as it is inside shopping center.
  • There's a rather large food court with Western and Asian cuisine. Melbourne Central train station is right under it.
  • Old and new collide. Great shopping
  • This is a duplicate of The Shot Tower Museum.
  • Very touristy centre

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