Coops Shot Tower, Melbourne

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Coop's Shot Tower is a shot tower located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, Australia. It was completed in 1888 and is 50 metres high. The historic building was saved from demolition in 1973 and was incorporated into Melbourne Central complex in 1991 underneath an 84 m-high conical glass roof.
Coop's Shot Tower is 9 storeys high, and has 327 steps to the top. The tower produced six tonnes of shot weekly up until 1961, when the demand for the lead shot dwindled, because of new firearm regulations. The tower was operated by the Coops family, who also managed Clifton Hill Shot Tower.
A museum called the Shot Tower Museum has been set up inside of the tower at the back of R.M. Williams, a tenant in the tower.
The site is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.
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  • Many people would probably just walk past without realising the history or relevance of the shot tower. I climbed the shot tower in Tasmania and was keen to check out this one. Entry (free) is within ...  more »
  • It is a tower in the building of Melbourne Central. There is a big gold pocket watch next to it. Depending on the time of day, it is difficult to take a picture because of the crowd, so try to kill time at a nearby shop.
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