It's the latest Zalman Silber attraction in Australia. Projecting three metres out of the building at a height of three hundred metres above ground, it's a rectangular structure where all sides are transparent - including the floor - for a wonderfully disorienting experience at first that's as exhilarating as it is unique - the world's only Edge experience!
From the mind of serial success Zalman Silber comes the latest in 21st Century family fun that is unusual but wholesome, a glass enclosure suspended high above the ground - with you in it! It's at the Melbourne Skydeck 88 on top of the city's Eureka Tower. It's so popular that bookings are not available - everyone purchases tickets on the day of the actual visit itself. (Groups of fifteen or more and those with special needs should make arrangements beforehand, however.) Easily accessible by children and those who are wheelchair-bound, The Edge is not for anyone who is claustrophobic or has an unusual fear of heights. That said, visiting The Edege is subject to weater conditions such as wind speed. Different kinds of tickets are available for purchase, from single-visit passes to annual packages for unlimited entries and more! Gift vouchers may also be purchased, alongside souvenir pictures taken of your visit by a professional photographer.
Guests are shepherded into an opaque box cantilevered ninety degrees from the Skydeck observation level. The observation deck provides stunning three hundred and sixty-degree views of Melbourne, the highest public vantage point in all Australia. But within The Edge, the initially frosted glass will then suddenly turn clear, creating the impression of being suddenly suspended in mid air!
It's an experience like no other, and it's at the Eureka Tower, a 300-metre (984 ft) skyscraper located in Melbourne's Southbank precinct. Construction began in August 2002 and the building was officially opened on 11 October 2006. Designed by Fender Katsalidis Architects, the name "Eureka" pays homage to a pivotal point in Australian history, the miners' rebellion that heralded the birth of democracy and the country's transition from a penal colony to a modern self-governing state. Of course, the word "Eureka" itself - meaning "I've found it!" - was reportedly shouted by the famous ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes upon his discovery of certain facts concerning the displacement of solids in liquids.
It's an appropriate word for the name of the site where one of the most thrilling experiences anywhere is to be found - the feeling of sudden clarity is exactly what is created in a most visceral way by The Edge!