Eureka Skydeck's One Million Milestone

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MEDIA RELEASE: Monday 20 April, 2009

Eureka Skydeck’s Million Milestone

Eureka Skydeck 88 today announces its one millionth visitor, less than two years since it

opened its doors on 15th May 2007. 

Olivia Grace 27, from Geelong West in Victoria was greeted by Eureka Skydeck 88 CEO John

Forman and presented with a special millionth visitor prize - a trip for two to the casino capital of

the world, Las Vegas. 

“I couldn’t believe it – I am still shaking with excitement.  I’ve never won a thing before

and I’ve never been to America, so this trip will be just fantastic!”, said an emotional Olivia.

Skydeck CEO John Forman said, “We are amazed we have reached our million milestone

so soon, well ahead of our expectations.  To our delight, visiting Skydeck and The Edge

have certainly become a ‘must-do’ Melbourne experience for visitors and locals alike.”  

“We’ve had great support from the community from day one, in particular the several

thousand teachers and students who have participated in our education program. They

were early supporters of the Skydeck and their involvement has grown consistently over

time," he added.

Mr Forman said several new Skydeck developments were in the planning phase and visitors will

benefit from more interactive and sensory experiences in the future. New developments in the

Education Program will also be launched in the next few weeks. 

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Attached: Eureka Skydeck Fact Sheet. Photo of 1 millionth Skydeck visitor Olivia Grace and her

partner Robert.  Images of Eureka Skydeck and The Edge available on request.

   More information: Lisa Chapman. Ph: 0419 368 031 lisa@chapmanmarketing.com.au


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Fascinating Facts and Figures

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Eureka Skydeck opened to the public: 


May 15th 2007

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Visitors to Eureka Skydeck:




1 Million exactly (as at 19 April 2009) 

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Visitors to The Edge:





more than 400,000

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Schoolchildren visiting Eureka Skydeck: 


more than 70,000

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The oldest person on The Edge:    



92 years

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The youngest person on The Edge:  


3 weeks 

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Number of marriage proposals:    



More than 150 

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No of marriages (performed in The Edge) 

1

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Most popular Eureka Skydeck souvenir: 


Eureka snow dome

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Strongest winds recorded: 120km on Wed 2nd April, 2008. Edge & Terrace closed all day 

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A Bollywood movie was shot from the Skydeck, ‘MADESHA’ in March 2008

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Famous visitors: Seth Green, John Heder, Dermott Brereton, Lewis Hamilton, Danni Minogue, 

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Hamish Blake, Kate Langbroek, Nathan Buckley, Shane Warne, Derryn Hinch, Ernie Sigley,    

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Glenn Robbins, Jo Stanley, Alice Burdeau, Kenny Rodgers, Delta Goodrem, Jimeoin, Stuart Appleby

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Winner - 2007 Victorian Tourism Awards - Best New Tourism Development 

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Finalist – 2008 Victorian Tourism Awards - Tourism Marketing

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Visitors from Europe have increased 5% over past 12 months

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International visitation has increased by 10% over past 12 months, increase in local visitation by 5%

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Charity Stair Climb held 24th October 2008.  Fastest time to Eureka Skydeck by a pair was

      11 minutes and 13 seconds by two Metropolitan Fire Brigade Members  

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National Monopoly Championships 4th March 2009 hosted at Eureka Skydeck.

Eureka Facts and Figures

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Eureka Tower is 297.3 metres high and 92 storeys, the same as 20 trams end to end 

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The Tower used 110,000 tonnes of concrete, which would fill 44 Olympic swimming pools

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The building weighs 200,000 tonnes, which is equivalent to 40,000 elephants

      1,936 stairs from level 1 to level 88.  An average person would take 30 minutes to walk to the top  

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Eureka Skydeck’s lifts are the fastest in the Southern Hemisphere, they travel at over 9 metres per

second.  It takes 40 seconds to travel from the ground to the 88th floor

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The Edge weighs six tonnes in total, plus another tonne with passengers


Contact: Lisa Chapman, Chapman Marketing. Ph: 0419 368 031 or lisa@chapmanmarketing.com.au

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