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The Tower of Ring by EASTERN Design Office is a Shining Monument

By: Meghan Young - Published: Oct 25, 2012 • References: easterndesign.jp and contemporist
The Tower of Ring is a stunning structure that is a beautiful sight to behold. Despite being dubbed a tower, it has more of a monumental status. Completely empty, it does not house any rooms or even stairs to climb up. Occupying the middle of a big square in Tianjin, China, it simply offers a serene area for revellers to lose themselves in.

Designed by the EASTERN Design Office, the Tower of Ring is made out of cast-steel. Exactly 1,168 pieces make up each wave element, all of which are embedded with LEDs for a spectacular show at night. Consisting of 73 levels, the cylindrical structure spirals up into the heavens, inviting people to enjoy its height amongst the blue sky and clouds--to not would be a shame.