Gallery: Spiraling Tower of Babel Made From 30,000 Donated Books Pops U...

 
Buenos Aires was named the 2011 World Book Capital, and in honor of that title artist Marta Minujin has erected a Tower of Babel using 30,000 books donated from all over the world. The historical Tower of Babel, which was said to reach the heavens, was part of a story to explain the origin of languages. While the Argentinian book version doesn't quite meet the heaven mark, (it's only 25 meters tall), the spiraling tower certainly provides fantastic views of the city and is bringing together the written word in various languages and helping to unify people.

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