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BIG design spiraling observation tower for Arizona

BIG design spiraling observation tower for Arizona

Danish architecture studio, BIG has designed an observation tower nicknamed “The Pin” for Pheonix, Arizona.

The spiraling structure is created as a tourist attraction, containing a series of exhibition spaces, shops and restaurants.

In terms of design, the structure showcases a reinforced concrete tower with three glass elevators to transport visitors from the base of a narrow stalk to the summit of the sphere.

“Like the monsoons, the haboobs and the mountains of the surrounding Arizonian landscape, the Pin becomes a point of reference and a mechanism to set the landscape in motion through the movement of the spectator,” said Bjarke Ingels, founder, BIG. “The motion at the Pin is turned inside-out, allowing visitors to contemplate the surrounding city and landscape of Phoenix.”

Restaurants will be located at the base of the sphere, while a new public square surrounded by shops will be set at the ground-level entrance.

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