Calatrava’s Dubai observation tower resembles the Hanging Gardens of Babylon
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The observation tower, which will be near the Ras Al Khor National Wildlife Sanctuary, is inspired the shapes of a lily bud, stem, and leaves. It also draws on Islamic tradition, incorporating the shape of a minaret, often present in Islamic architecture. Related: Santiago Calatrava picked to design a soaring new observation tower for Dubai "The building's design is inspired by the Islamic tradition, evoking the same history that brought the world the Alhambra and the Mosque of Cordoba," Calatrava...