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The Design of the Tower for the Dead is as Grim as its Name

By: Omar Yusuf - Published: • References: evolo.us & io9
Though its aims and design goals are ultimately honorable, it's difficult to deny the spookiness of the Tower of the Dead. Its name even gives me shivers!

Clocking in at 820 feet, the underground cemetery goes directly down and boasts themed floors, each representing a stage of grief. The architectural concept is poetic, but almost seems obtrusive. Family members are meant to take a spiritual and literal trip to the underworld, walking down winding stairs until they reach the crypt of their loved one. After passing by each stage of bereavement, the survivors return to the surface, presumably closer to finding peace and inner-happiness. Designed primarily by Israel López Balan, the Tower of the Dead is a response to growing urban population and space restrictions, and the Mexican architect hopes to find closure and conserve space in his country's capital.

If you're ever in Mexico City, try to stay away from this building at night, as there's a strong chance it will be haunted within days of opening. Stats for Subterranean Cemetery Cities Trending: Older & Chilly
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