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70,000 price tag for world’s tallest paper tower

A 23-metre high tower made entirely of cardboard tubes held together with steel joints is expected to sell for between £50,000 and £70,000 when it is sold at auction next week.

70,000 price tag for world’s tallest paper tower
70,000 price tag for world’s tallest paper tower

'Paper Tower' by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has been on display outside the Royal Festival Hall on the South Bank since mid-September as part of the London Design Festival.

On Thursday 15 October it will be sold by auctioneers Phillips de Pury to raise money for the running of the festival.

Shigeru Ban, who divides his time between Tokyo and Paris, is best known for his disaster relief projects such as paper tents used by the United Nations in Rwanda.

For the London Design Festival he has created the tallest paper tower in the world. It is due to remain in Southbank Centre Square until Sunday 18 October.

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