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Macau Tower


Macau Tower, also known as Macau Sky Tower, is a tower located in Macau, a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. The tower measures 338 m (1,109 ft) in height from ground level to the highest point. An observation deck with panoramic views, restaurants, theaters, shopping malls and the Skywalk X, a thrilling walking tour around the outer rim, is found at the tower's 233-metre level. It offers a great view of Macau and in more recent years has been used for bungee jumping.

On a visit to Auckland, New Zealand, Macau casino billionaire Stanley Ho Hung-Sun was so impressed by the Sky Tower in Auckland that he commissioned a similar one to be built in Macau. The tower was designed by New Zealand engineering firm Beca and Gordon Moller of Craig Craig Moller architects for Sociedade de Turismo e Diversões de Macau, SARL. Construction work of the tower started in 1998, and the tower was officially opened on December 19, 2001.

The tower is one of the members of the World Federation of Great Towers.

Besides being used for observation and entertainment, the tower is also used for telecommunications and broadcasting.

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