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.

    Source: http://www.npr.org/2012/02/20/147062501/forget-lincoln-logs-a-tower-of-books-to-honor-abe

  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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