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‘Tower For The Dead’ is an Eco-Cemetery Inspired by the Grieving Process

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by Andrew Michler last modified Oct 31, 2011

One of the most mysterious towers ever conceived, the Tower For the Dead is actually a practical solution that adresses the needs of our growing and aging population. The proposal won honorable mention in the 2011 eVolo Skyscraper Competition for its vertical eco graveyard concept, which frees up valuable land in overcrowded Mexico City. However, [...]




 

 

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One of the most mysterious towers ever conceived, the Tower For the Dead is actually a practical solution that adresses the needs of our growing and aging population. The proposal won honorable mention in the 2011 eVolo Skyscraper Competition for its vertical eco graveyard concept, which frees up valuable land in overcrowded Mexico City. However, the tower provides more than just a mode for saving space — as the design team describes, “The ‘Tower for the Dead’ allows the family members of the deceased to be reborn, after a trip to the underworld, where they just buried their loved one.”

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