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Elephant Tower, Bangkok, Thailand

  • hainamflp

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    Elephant Tower, Bangkok, Thailand

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    Height: 102 meters
    Cost to build: NA
    Completion date: 1997
    Fast fact: The building contains a swimming pool.


    If there’s one thing besides a smile that can represent Thai people, it's elephants.
    From pretty much anywhere in this dusty district in northern Bangkok, you can catch a glimpse of this 102-meter-high jumbo building, with its eyes and tusks towering above a busy junction.
    As well as highlighting the importance of elephants in Thai culture and history, the building also nods toward Thailand's coming-of-age, with high-tech offices, a shopping plaza and a floor of luxury residential suites.
    This would never make a list of the most beautiful skyscrapers, but there's no denying Elephant Tower's place in local hearts. Plus, you just can’t keep your eyes off it



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    #1 Posted: 24/4/2013 - 02:37

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  • MADMAC

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    First time I saw this building I was at a McDonalds eating a burger when I noticed it - didn't notice an elephant buried in there though. Just thought it was a strange design, but kind of cool.

    #2 Posted: 24/4/2013 - 02:59

  • wanderingwi-
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    That looks so unusual! What a great idea for a building - practical, amusing and representative of the location! Where abouts is the swimming pool? It would be pretty cool to have an outdoor one on the roof!

    #3 Posted: 24/4/2013 - 04:10

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    Congratulations on your ability to Copy and Paste from a another website to this forum!

    #4 Posted: 24/4/2013 - 04:32

  • MADMAC

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    Christ Bob, what's up with the negtive attitude? Someone piss in your cornflakes this morning or what?

    #5 Posted: 24/4/2013 - 11:04

  • LeonardCohe-
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    Doesn't look like a chang at all. Looks like an M with a bird face.

    #6 Posted: 24/4/2013 - 12:11

  • LeonardCohe-
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    "Someone piss in your cornflakes this morning"
    The pee would have more vitamins than the cornflakes LOL

    #7 Posted: 24/4/2013 - 12:12

  • BuildingMyB-
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    I checked it out (it's on my blog)- part of it is office space, the other is a Best Western. Great security too, since no one cared that I was wandering around. Not that you'd necessarily stay there either- it's still a ways north from Chatuchak.

    #8 Posted: 15/6/2013 - 23:18

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