Whose MilagePlus Account is 12.5k Miles Richer Tonight?

As you all know by now, I’ve been running a 5 days of give-a-ways (over two weeks) promo.  I’ve given away a Tumi travel kit to reader Craig.  I’ve given a $50 iTunes Gift card to reader Aleks.  I gave 10,000 Hilton Honors points to reader Ron and now, I’m about to award 12,500 United Miles to one lucky reader.

I asked readers to guess the city and country this building is located in

Guess the location

Eureka Tower, Melbourne, Australia

The Queen Bee was developed by Richard Stringer for a series of studio works in 2003. It was the commissioned in large scale for the Eureka Tower in Melbourne, Australia. The work was begun in January 2006 at Stringer’s studio and the completed work was finally installed in December 2007.  Eureka Towers is 975.33 ft tall and quite an amazing sight.  Here are some other fun facts: Eureka Tower opened as the second tallest all-residential building in the world. Eureka Tower has the second highest apartments in the world, its highest being the 87th floor penthouse 278.5 meters above ground level. Only the John Hancock Centerin Chicago has apartments higher than this. The Eureka Skydeck on level 88 is the highest public observatory in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere.

My first visit to the Eureka towers was when I helped a friend move out of the 58 floor to her new home in St Kilda (talk about an ear-popping elevator ride!).  I loved the Queen Bee installation.  Here are a few other pictures


And now, for the announcement you’ve all been waiting for (drum roll)…. there were 483 comments and remarkably, all but two people guessed Melbourne, Australia.   And the winner is: comment #322 made by Jonathan

Congratulations Jonathan!  

Stay tuned for the final contest announcement tomorrow – hint, there’s more than one great prize to win!

Note: if for any reason the winner select at random tonight does not qualify per the contest rules, another winner will be selected at random.

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