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the shot tower

Coops Shot Tower. Photo: Marleena Forward

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There aren’t many things about the Melbourne Central shopping complex that I like, but the old Coops Shot Tower is one of them. This heritage-listed building was constructed in 1889-90 (that’s pretty old in Australian terms) and was used to manufacture lead shot until 1960. To do this, the lead would be dropped from the top of the tower into water at the bottom, which is why the building needed to be so tall. Cool, huh?

 

211 La Trobe St, VIC 3000

 

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