Central Tower

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green_towers.png Central Tower
Drumcity1.png

View of the tower from the city wall

About
Owner getplayerhead.sh?SlowRiot&16.png SlowRiot
Contributors getplayerhead.sh?ToneDial&16.png ToneDial, getplayerhead.sh?HellStar&16.png HellStar
Category Towers
Underground? No
Public? Yes
Size north to south 14m
Size west to east 14m
Height 40m
Location
Coordinates X=-345
Y=100
Z=1217
Dimension Overworld
Settlement DrumCity
Map link

Central Tower is a partly ornamental and partly functional edifice located at the exact centre of DrumCity, giving a view over the entire city.

The tower is built of smoothstone with a halfblock and wood top, resembling a royal crown. The tower itself is vaguely styled around a king chess piece.

History

This is one of a series of towers by getplayerhead.sh?SlowRiot&16.png SlowRiot constructed during the founding of DrumCity at the precise centre of the carved out drum, to aid in city planning and as an orientation reference for visitors.

Central Tower is an exception to SlowRiot's practice of constructing his towers from bedrock to sky limit. It was felt that a tower of that height world would not be in keeping with the style of DrumCity, and its view over of the city would be impaired by clouds, and be at an unfavourable angle. Its constructed height provides a good view over the city and of the surrounding landscape.

Similarly, getplayerhead.sh?ToneDial&16.png ToneDial's plans to build underground vaults below DrumCity meant that it was not excavated to the bottom of the world like the others in the series. Whether ToneDial's vaults do indeed exist or not is a topic of controversy.

See also