Coops Shot Tower: 211 LaTrobe Streett, MELBOURNE
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Building ProfileName : Coops Shot Tower
LocationAddress: 211 LaTrobe Streett
Coops Shot Tower is a landmark
Construction DetailsBuilt: 1889 - 1890
Original use: Industrial
Current use: Commercial
(to roof) : 50
(to pinnacle) : 50
number of floors : 2
Built in the Victorian period in the Romanesque style
This is a fine example of a rare and distinctive building type and survives almost intact to this day. The building is carefully massed with its campanile style central tower above the two storey factory with five arched openings. Much of the original shot making equipment survives and gives the building extra significance. The Shot Tower is a prominent city landmark and was the focal point of a group of brick warehouses and stores in this area. This brick tower rises 50m (165ft) and was allowed to surpass the 40m (132ft)by 10m due to the purpose of the bldg- Shot making process. it is one of 5 shot towers built in Australia. It has been preserved despite demolition of all other buildings on this block it is now enclosed in 1991 by the 77m tall geometrical cone of the Melbourne Central shopping complex.
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