Taken with a Panasonic Lumix TZ15 compact camera. Original image taken in colour and converted to greyscale using PS Elements 2.
The Coops (Melbourne Central) Shot Tower is located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, Australia. It was completed in 1890 and is 50 metres high. The historic building was saved from demolition in 1973 and was incorporated into the massive Melbourne Central complex in 1991 underneath an 84m 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 lead weekly up until 1961, when the demand for the lead shot dwindled, due to new firearm regulations.
The Glass Cone is the largest glass structure of its type in the world. The cone is 20 storeys high, weighs 490 tonnes and has 92 glass panes.
– Looking Up Challenge in the No more Colour Group – March 2010.
in Shapes and Patterns group Nov 2011.