Coops Shot Tower - 211 LaTrobe Streett. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Coops Shot Tower: 211 LaTrobe Streett, MELBOURNE

Coops Shot Tower

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Building Profile

Name : Coops Shot Tower

Location

Address: 211 LaTrobe Streett
City: MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3000


Coops Shot Tower is a landmark

Construction Details

Built: 1889 - 1890
Original use: Industrial
Current use: Commercial

Height
(to roof) : 50
(to pinnacle) : 50
number of floors : 2

Built in the Victorian period in the Romanesque style

Notable features

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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