BIG Designs Bizarre Observation Tower For Phoenix
December 20, 2012
St. Louis has the Arch, Seattle has the Space Needle, and now Phoenix will have its very own dazzling icon to join its skyline. BIG has been commissioned to build a 420-foot observation tower smack in the middle of the city center. The enormous structure, which resembles a a sleek, white orb, will offer visitors views of the city below, the surrounding mountain ranges, and breathtaking sunsets. Decked out with a spiraling system of open-air platforms, this observation tower is a one-of-a-kind attraction waiting to be climbed by millions. Read more!
Visitors will soar into the sky in one of three glass elevators along the base of the tower. Inside the concrete sphere lies tons of flexible exhibition space, retail areas, and recreational meeting spots. The structure glows at night, creating a striking artificial moon effect that can be seen from anywhere in the city.
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