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Spiral Tower of Babylon

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avatar Cash Banks
Level 46 : Master Architect
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I've had this tower in my head for a while as a nice desert city landmark. 




This proved to be one of my more challenging builds. It's modelled on the Arabic spiral style mineret, most notably seen in ancient structures like the Tower of Bablyon.

Building arches into curved circular walls is a bitch, and I'm still not totally sure how good of a job I did, so any feedback would be appreciated. 

I've been experimenting with adding a bit of variety to the color palette I use in my builds, so the walls feature quite a few different blocks to add a bit of texture. If you think it looks crap I've included a link to a vanilla version, which just uses sandstone here: Vanilla Tower.


The tower itself is mostly hollow, it does feature a fun water feature running along the inner spiral. 


I'm always open to feedback so let me know if you have any thoughts.






Special thanks to Sasukeuchiha2214 for providing some high res shader images.
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Update #1 : 02/01/2015 6:45:21 amFeb 1st, 2015

Special thanks to Sasukeuchiha2214 for providng some high res shader images of the project.

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08/06/2019 12:44 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Miner
weareham
By the rivers of Babylon <(")
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11/17/2016 3:10 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
OnlMinecraft
Im allowed to use this in my CTM map?
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11/28/2016 7:44 am
Level 46 : Master Architect
Cash Banks
Sure go nuts
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03/09/2015 2:15 am
Level 52 : Grandmaster Geek
sonofdad123
Well done on the geometry! This must have been a crazy challenge.
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02/01/2015 7:29 am
Level 40 : Master Ninja
Shimoto
the new pictures are great; sadly its not possible to give some more diamonds :/
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01/24/2015 5:51 am
Level 37 : Artisan Pixel Painter
X Craft
great idea and execution
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01/23/2015 1:01 pm
Level 22 : Expert Dragon
Megacraft 98
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01/22/2015 6:19 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Miner
reddeus
awesome job man
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01/22/2015 4:45 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Senpai
GrayRemnant
This is some beautiful work!  Great job!
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01/22/2015 3:49 pm
Level 54 : Grandmaster Architect
Animan2
Saw this one on reddit...;) i'm also there...trying to climb with my build...)
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01/22/2015 3:39 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Architect
Zaness89
Its a challenge to build something with spirals ! Looking great ! Take my diamond !
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01/22/2015 9:33 am
Level 43 : Master Skinner
MatikTheSeventh
I like this =]
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01/22/2015 8:25 am
Level 55 : Grandmaster Terraformer
Ivain
if only you had managed to make it all the way to block limit...
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01/22/2015 7:59 am
Level 40 : Master Mage
vintageblocks
Mh this makes me feel to try something like this. Although it looks simple, it is difficult to find the right proportions when it comes down to increase the angle of the path if you go higher, and the width of the path.
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01/22/2015 7:40 am
Level 37 : Artisan Narwhal
morryatay
nicely done, i tried to this a few weeks ago but failed miserably
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01/22/2015 5:56 am
Level 59 : Grandmaster Blockhead
Mine Maus Craft
Beautiful :-)
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01/22/2015 4:37 am
Level 1 : New Network
EarthBoundGaming
Not trying to be over historical here but its the Tower of Babel, not Babylon. Babylon was a completely different place in the old world.
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01/22/2015 4:50 am
Level 46 : Master Architect
Cash Banks
Babel is just the old Hebrew word for Babylon, and I deliberaly didn't use it as I didn't want to draw connotations with the whole Bible story, tower to heaven thing.
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02/01/2015 1:15 am
Level 1 : New Network
EarthBoundGaming
Actually, you're still incorrect. Babel is not the Hebrew word for Babylon. Babylon is a Greek Word of Greek Origin. The Tower of Babel is named the tower of "Babel" because everyone in the tower spoke different languages. Babel is from the Hebrew word balal which means Jumble. (Jumbled Languages in a tower, tower of Babel)
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