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#374 View from Sky Tower - Auckland (New Zealand)

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View from the Sky Tower to the Vero Centre and Port of Auckland, with in the background Rangitoto Island.

The Vero Centre (constructed as the Royal & SunAlliance Centre) is a high rise office tower located in Auckland, New Zealand.
Constructed in 2000, it was Auckland's first major tower built since the 1980s with a height of 172 metres (574 ft). The centre contains a
health club and gymnasium, main entry public foyer, retail outlets in the 5 podium levels and 32 office levels. As of 2005, it is New Zealand’s tallest "and most technologically advanced" landmark office tower. It is also known for its "halo" roof feature.

Ports of Auckland Limited (POAL), the successor to the Auckland Harbour Board,
is the Council-owned company administering Auckland's commercial freight and cruise ship harbour facilities.

Rangitoto Island is a volcanic island in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland, New Zealand. The 5.5 km wide island is an iconic and widely visible landmark of Auckland with its distinctive symmetrical shield volcano cone rising 260 metres (850 ft) high over the Hauraki Gulf. Rangitoto is the most recent and the largest (2311 hectares) of the approximately 50 volcanoes of the Auckland volcanic field. It is separated from the mainland of Auckland's North Shore by the Rangitoto Channel. Since World War II it has been linked by a causeway to the much older, non-volcanic Motutapu Island.

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