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Spiraling Tower of 15,000 Books Celebrates Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre
Posted By Nathaniel Ross On February 19, 2012 @ 2:05 am In Art,carousel showcase,Features,Recycled Materials | 3 Comments
The Ford’s Theatre  Center for Education and Leadership features an expansive array of historical objects related to Abraham Lincoln, including a replica train car that transported him in repose from Washington to his home in Illinois following his 1865 assassination (in Ford’s Theatre). The most awe-inspiring installation, however is the massive “Tower of Books” made from over 15,000 hardback books  written about President Lincoln.
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 100 books a year written about Lincoln since his death in 1865. An insatiable reader himself, Lincoln would undoubtedly smile and be humbled at this tribute to his legacy as a visionary American leader.
+ Ford’s Theatre 
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 Books: http://inhabitat.com/matej-krens-idiom-is-a-spellbinding-tower-made-from-hundreds-of-books/
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 hardback books: http://inhabitat.com/incredible-house-sculpture-made-from-hundreds-of-recycled-books-by-cardiffmiller/
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