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The 420-foot tall mixed-use Phoenix Observation Tower is poised to become the headline destination in the Valley of the Sun in Arizona.  The design by BIG has been nicknamed "The Pin," and resembles a metaphorical pin marking a location on a map.  The 360-degree observation deck has been redefined as a descending spiral inside a sphere.  Three glass elevators take visitors from the shaded public plaza and retail shops at its base up to  the top for an open-air view of the mountains.  Solely by using changes in slope, the spiral is gently divided into flexible spaces for exhibition, retail, and recreation.

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Tags: Arizona, BIG, Bjarke Ingels Group, Phoenix Observation Tower, architects, architecture, cultural, mixed-use, tower

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