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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  • September 27, 2017
    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 »
  • August 21, 2017
    Very tall buildings were in the central station, the spectacular. I thought good to explore, filled with rough people around.
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  • July 12, 2017
    Very unusual buildings. Surrounding the Tower each building itself is boring and I think it is, but the idea is novel. Located in Melbourne, were excellent, so walking around the city to think what fun to go to.
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  • November 25, 2016
    It was okay for quick photographs. Just a little bit crowded as it is inside shopping center.
  • January 31, 2017
    There's a rather large food court with Western and Asian cuisine. Melbourne Central train station is right under it.
  • November 10, 2016
    Old and new collide. Great shopping
  • February 20, 2017
    This is a duplicate of The Shot Tower Museum.
  • December 18, 2016
    Very touristy centre

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