Why is this forest floating 300m above Taiwan’s skyline, apparently sitting on a blue glow of anti-gravity beams? It’s the Taiwan Tower, a giant steel superstructure that may become the most surreal piece of engineering I’ve ever seen.
The renderings give you an idea of how surreal this thing will be. It blows my mind to think they are actually going to build this monument, which would be as tall as the Eiffel Tower.
The design, created by Tokyo-based architect Sou Fujimoto, has won the Taiwan Tower International Competition. It would be made of a steel with perimeter columns, inner columns, intermediate columns, spiral beams and roof beams, all of them circular, 800mm in diameter and hollow, forming a structure similar to a banyan tree.