The Tower of the Sun Museum

The Tower of the Sun Museum (commonly known as the “Tower of the Sun”) was designed by the artist Taro Okamoto, and was constructed as part of the Theme Pavilion in the Symbol Zone of the 1970 Japan World Exposition in Osaka – along with the Tower of the Mother, the Tower of Youth, and the Big Roof. (The Big Roof, designed by the architect Kenzo Tange, had a length of 292 m (north-south), a width of 108 m (east-west), and a height of approx. 40 m.)