A tower permitting occupants to see and feel the passage of historical time. Incorporated into design: careful connections of stairs to walls, of inside to outside, and ground to sky; included idea of secrecy and confinement.

type of project: public building, individual
location: San Gimignano, Italy
supervisor: Federica Goffi
date of completion: winter 2009

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The medieval town of San Gimignano, located in Sienna, Tuscany is famous for its towers.

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Ramp outside of the walls, leading to the tower deck- a public observation area, for mainly tourists.

Placed on an existing wall observatory point, acting as an anchor to the city.

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