Monday, December 12, 2011

Auckland New Years Eve 2012 Fireworks Live Stream, Sky Tower Webcam Feed

Auckland New Years Eve 2012 Fireworks Live Stream, Sky Tower Webcam Feed

Auckland will welcome 2012 fireworks displays at two coordinated pyrotechnic displays, one from Sky City's Sky Tower and another from two barges anchored on the Waitemata Harbour.

This live stream is in Auckland for the New Years Eve celebrations

Event Information: Vantage points include Mount Eden, Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park, Orakei, Mt Victoria, Devonport. Gates at these vantage points will be closed to vehicles but people can walk into the parks to see the fireworks.

The Sky Tower is an observation and telecommunications tower located on the corner of Victoria and Federal Streets in the Auckland CBD, Auckland City, New Zealand. It is 328 metres (1,076 ft) tall, as measured from ground level to the top of the mast, making it the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Due to its shape and height, especially when compared to the next tallest structures, it has become an iconic structure in Auckland's skyline. The tower is part of the SKYCITY Auckland casino complex, having been originally built for Harrah's Entertainment. The tower attracts an average of 1,450 visitors per day (over 500,000 per year) for a variety of reasons.

The upper portion of the tower contains two restaurants and a cafe, including a revolving restaurant which is located 190m from the ground, turning 360 degrees once every hour. There is also a brasserie style buffet located one floor above the main observatory level. It has three observation decks at different heights, each providing 360 degree views of the city. The main observation level at 186m has 38mm thick glass sections of flooring giving a view straight to the ground. The top observation deck labeled 'Skydeck' sits just below the main antenna at 220m and gives views of up to 82 km in the distance.