Gallery: Spiraling Tower of 15,000 Books Celebrates Abraham Lincoln at ...

Constructing the "Tower" was no small feat - the books were secured into the sculpture one by one. These 15,000+ books average out to over 10 books a year written about Lincoln since his death in 1865.

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  1. SethG911 February 20, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Also these books are not real, but made of aluminum and the stack only includes about 7,000 of the 15,000 books published about Lincoln.


  2. Nathaniel Ross February 18, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Good point, Billwars! Thanks for pointing out the oversight. The edit has been made.

  3. billwars February 16, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    I like the idea of a book tower but i have a problem with the math of 15,000 books. At 10 books a year for 150 years that would seem to be 1500 books. Still a considerable number but not quite the torrent thee article suggests.
    Other than that good article and keep up the good work.

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