Stefan’s Skyneedle

The Skyneedle is an 88m tower in Brisbane, Queensland, that was constructed for the World Expo ’88.1 During the course of the Expo the tower shone a beam of light upwards that could be seen from 60km away. After the Expo ended the tower was supposed to go to Tokyo Disneyland, but successful local hairdresser Stefan Ackerie felt that the Skyneedle should stay in Brisbane. He felt so strongly in fact, that he bought it himself and had it moved just 500m to his company’s headquarters. The tower light was originally only used on special occasions, as it…

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