Observation Tower In Austria Looks As Good As The View

Observation towers create a wonderful opportunity to connect with the environment, permitting a view over the treetops to incredible vistas. Many are utilitarian structures, but some are true works of art on their own. Abitare shows us this new one at a nature reserve on the Austrian River Mur, by Terrain: Loenhart & Mayr.

describes it:

Its structure is made of two polygonal helicoid stairs connecting at the top....The structure is made of a cage of black beams with rectangular section, supporting the two aluminum and steel stairs: a thick texture of rods reduces oscillations due to wind or visitors' passage. As a whole the tower is 27.5 m [90 feet] high, it weighs 87 tons and has a diameter of 8.7 m.

Looking up the center of the tower. Some other amazing observation towers with an environmental message:

Stainless Steel Tower Floats On Water

Forest Tower Has a Green Roof

See also the slideshow Terrifying and Terrific Towers

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