Southbank and Yarra River in Melbourne, Australia - Encircle Photos

Southbank and Yarra River in Melbourne, Australia

Southbank is a small neighborhood across the Yarra River from Melbourne’s Central Business District. Despite its .7 square mile size, this former warehouse and wharf precinct has experienced extraordinary development in the last few decades. The revitalization began in the 1980s with the addition of theaters and performing arts venues known as the Arts Centre Melbourne. In the 1990s, the new Southbank Promenade became the impetus for developing waterfront apartments. At the same time, an enormous convention and exhibition center plus the Crown Entertainment Complex were built. During the first decade of the 21st century, office buildings were added and so was Melbourne’s tallest skyscraper. The residential Eureka Tower defines the skyline at 975 feet with 91 floors.


Princes Bridge, St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC, 3004 Australia


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