• A View From the Top: The History of Observation Towers

    9 days ago - By Arch Daily

    Dubai Creek Tower / Dubai. Image © Santiago Calatrava Architects & Engineers
    There's something magical about seeing a city from the very top. To have a new vantage point, and look across a skyline instead of looking up at it is one of the most powerful and awe-inspiring feelings. Observation decks are not just architectural marvels, but also a sort of civic icon and sense of pride for a city. In the present day, it's not just their height that draws people in, but the additional programming of sky-high bars, rides, and bungee jumping as well.
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