Elephant Tower, Bangkok, Thailand
Height: 102 meters
Cost to build: NA
Completion date: 1997
Fast fact: The building contains a swimming pool.
If thereâ€™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 canâ€™t keep your eyes off it
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#1 hainamflp has been a member since 24/4/2013. Posts: 3
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 MADMAC has been a member since 6/6/2009. Posts: 6,957
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 wanderingwill has been a member since 11/3/2013. Posts: 7
Christ Bob, what's up with the negtive attitude? Someone piss in your cornflakes this morning or what?
#5 MADMAC has been a member since 6/6/2009. Posts: 6,957
Doesn't look like a chang at all. Looks like an M with a bird face.
#6 LeonardCohen1 has been a member since 24/7/2012. Posts: 2,148
"Someone piss in your cornflakes this morning"
The pee would have more vitamins than the cornflakes LOL
#7 LeonardCohen1 has been a member since 24/7/2012. Posts: 2,148
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.