Contained underneath the shopping centre's massive glass cone sits the Coop's Shot Tower which was built on the site in 1888. After last being used in 1961, the tower was retained to become a focal-point of the centre, R.M. Williams and the Shot Tower Museum now take up the inside of it. The tower was also featured in the opening sequence of the 1997 Jackie Chan film "Mr. Nice Guy".
This post is part of the Mellow Yellow Monday meme.
|Looking at Melbourne Central's Northern side along Latrobe Street. All of our taxis in Melbourne are a yellow colour.|
|A Melbourne W Class tram at the corner of Latrobe and Elizabeth St, with MElbourne Central behind it.|
|Interior of the main plaza inside Melbourne Central, under the Shot Tower.|
|The clock plays "Waltzing Matilda" on the hour and the bottom reveals the rotating figures and native birds|
|The Shot Tower and glass dome interior of Melbourne Central|
|Melbourne Central Glass Dome exterior|