- Posted March 21, 2012 by
auckland, New Zealand
This iReport is part of an assignment:
The Tower Of Auckland
- ssesha, CNN iReport producer
Locals are the worst strangers in their own town. It took us many years before we actually made a visit to our city's most iconic structure - The Skycity Tower.
It is the southern hemisphere's tallest man made object, towering at over 300 meters. From its top where dined then marveled at the city's 360 degree view - we fully understood why Auckland is called the city of sails; why there's so much excitement over the Volvo Yacht Race; why my son freaked out for standing on the elevator's transparent glass floor as we went up and down the tower; and why us Kiwis are so proud to be one of Hollywood's destinations for movie special effects.