Eastern Designs’ ‘Tower of Ring’
The tower is more than 200 feet tall and it is 40 feet in diameter. The exterior was created without using any straight expanses of steel, but instead by creating an undulating wave pattern that is repeated up the entire length of the tower. The tower stands in front of Tianjin’s assembly house Daireido, and as part of the cultural center of Tianjin, the tower will be used to count down into the New Year in China.
There’s no observation deck — it’s hallow. The vast expanse of the plaza in front of it makes me wonder if the space will feel dauntingly large, though I love the beautiful, sculptural design of the tower.