Coops Shot Tower, Melbourne – Australia, October 2014
The Coop’s Shot Tower is a shot tower located in the centre of the Melbourne CBD, Australia. It was completed in 1888 and is 9 storeys (50m) high. The tower was part of a factory owned by the Coops family that produced six tons of shot (as in, for shotguns!) per week until 1961, when the demand for the lead shot dwindled because of new Australian firearm regulations. The historic building was saved from demolition in 1973 and was incorporated into Melbourne Central shopping complex in 1991, sheltered beneath an 84 m-high conical glass roof.
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