10 Brilliantly Designed Observation Towers From Around The World

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The best part about being human is our ability to comprehend the beauty around us. There is so much diversity in the world that being able to appreciate the astounding scenes unfolding around is the greatest gift. We have always tried to find new and more meaningful ways to connect with the world around us, especially with nature. One amazing structure that lets us better absorb the world around us are observation towers. Here is a list of 10 of the best and most unique observation towers from around the world.

River Mur Observation Tower

This tower was built by Loenhart and Mayr and is built on the river Mur at the Austrian border near Slovenia. It is an aluminium-based structure and includes a double spiral so that visitors have enough space to move around freely inside it.

Nasinneula Observation Tower

The Nasinneula Observation Tower was built in 1970 and is the tallest free-standing structure in Finland. It also happens to be the tallest observation tower in the Nordic region, standing at well over 160 meters. It is also the location of the world famous inverted roller coaster – Tornado.

Wind Turbine Observation Tower

This Wind Turbine Observation Tower was created by architect Michael Jantzen. It is run on a unique power-generation concept that uses five wind-activated super turbines to produce electricity. It is also a popular public space for people to appreciate the beauty in the region where the tower is located.

Arcelor Mittal Orbit Tower

This tower has one of the most unique shapes of any building in the world. It is bright red in color and provides an amazing view of the nearby Olympic Park. It was designed by Anish Kapoor and built by Cecil Balmond. The best part about this structure is that it is built out of 60% recycled steel.

Daewom Park Observatory

This beautiful tower was designed by Korean architect Changki Yup and is seen in the Seongnam city,Korea. It has a truly unique design and is extremely modern in its overall look.

Seljord Lookout Point

This beautiful tower was built along the Lake Seljord in Norway. It is made entirely of wood and offers visitors an enthralling view of the nearby forests and water bodies.

Baumwipfelpfad Observation Tower

This high-altitude walkway can be seen in the Bavarian National Park in Germany. Its total length is nearly 1,300 meters and it features a beautiful dome that can be accessed by a spiral staircase.

Bamboo Observation Tower

If you are ever in the Amazon forest, one of the best ways to get a birds eye view of the dense and highly populated forest is by visiting the Bamboo observation tower. It was built by British architect Marks Barfield and has been used by researchers as an informative vantage point.

Phoenix Observation Tower

This amazing structure was built by an architecture studio called Bjarke Ingels Group. It is over 420 feet tall and provides a great view of the mountain ranges surrounding the region in Phoenix, along with allowing you to enjoy some gorgeous sunsets.

Canton Tower

This futuristic structure is one of China’s tallest towers and was built by the Arup Group. The skyscraper has a twisting structure that gives it some great complexity in its look and it is located on the edge of the Pearl river. Visitors are treated to an amazing view of the river and the city surrounding the tower.