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Book made in North Korea, 1982 by the Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang. The book is made in English and Russian language. The Juche Tower is situated on the east bank of the River Taedong, directly opposite Kim Il-sung Square on the west bank. It was built to commemorate Kim Il-sung’s 70th birthday.
The 170-metre (560 ft) structure is a four-sided tapering 150-metre (490 ft) spire – the tallest in granite – containing 25,550 blocks (365 × 70: one for each day of Kim Il-sung’s life, excluding supplementary days for leap years), dressed in white stone with seventy dividers and capped with a 20-metre (66 ft)-high 45-ton illuminated metal torch. The torch on top of the tower is always lit.
It is possible to ascend the tower by elevator and there are wide views over Pyongyang from the viewing platform just below the torch. At its base, there are reception rooms where videos explaining the tower’s ideological importance are sometimes shown. The Juche Tower is the second tallest monumental column in the world.