Construction of the Second Melbourne Tower - 2010 (2)

In October 2010 work began on laying the foundations for a new Control Tower at Melbourne/Tullamarine Airport. The photos on this page show the construction of the Tower throughout the remainder of 2010.

The photo above shows the two Towers on 8 November, with the shaft of the second Tower starting to emerge. The shaft was slip-formed using the form seen in close-up below on 11 November and consequently rose very rapidly.


A measure of the rapidity with which the shaft grew can be gained by comparing the photos above and below, taken a day apart on 17 and 18 November, respectively. The bulk of the new Tower can be seen also in comparison with the existing Tower, which is in itself quite a sizeable structure.


Our final photo in this series shows the completed Tower shaft completely enclosed in scaffold on 4 December for finishing off. Work on the next major phase of construction, the Tower cab, would occur early the following year.


See the previous page in this series and the next page

(Photos: Phil Vabre)


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