The Sky Tower is an observation and telecommunications tower in the centre of Auckland. Since it’s completion in 1997 it has become an icon of Auckland’s modern skyline. In addition to going up in the lift to the Skydeck at 220 metres, you can opt for the Skywalk or Skyjump. The Skywalk is a group activity which involves walking around the edge of the tower. You can see someone leaning over the edge if you look closely on the top right side (they are on a harness). The Skyjump is a 192 metre guide-cable-controlled jump. This is what the two wires coming down from the tower are for. In this photograph, they serve to draw the eye up to the “Skywalker” at the top.