DNA Model like Tower in Mito

In Mito city, Ibaraki Prefecture, there is a DNA model like tower, which looks weird against an ordinary townscape.


Photo by 藤好ゆりぽ


This 100-meter tower is called Art Tower Mito and part of art complex containing a concert hall, a contemporary art gallery, and a theater.


Photo by MSK.45


It was built to commemorate Mito’s 100th anniversary in 1989, and designed by a Japanese architect, Arata Isozaki. He was inspired by Constantin Brâncuşi’s “The Endless Column.” Because it is wiggly, it is called by a nickname “kunekune (wiggly) tower.”

The tower has observation platform at 56-meter level, but it is closed when it is bad weather.


“Christmas at Art Tower Mito”

Photo by T.鳥取


ART TOWER MITO website (English)


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