Buenos Aires Has the Tower of Babel

Best known for her amazing installations, Argentinian conceptual artist Marta Minujin has created the new “Tower of Babel” in Plaza San Martin, Buenos Aires. Built to celebrate Buenos Aires being named World Book Capital 2011, the seven-story sculpture contains 30,000 books in various languages donated by readers, libraries and foreign embassies.

Visitors can climb the installation to a soundtrack composed by Minujin. The Tower will be dismantled on May 29th and all of the books will be given away.

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