alaskan attorney builds 185 foot stacked log cabin tower in the wilderness
 

alaskan attorney builds 185 foot stacked log cabin tower in the wilderness


alaskan attorney builds 185 foot stacked log cabin tower in the wilderness
image courtesy of alaska.org

 

 

 

what started as a 40×40 foot log cabin has grown into an extraordinary architectural marvel. phillip weidner, an attorney in anchorage, alaska, has been building his ‘goose creek tower’ in the mountainous landscape of talkeetna for years. the eccentric MIT alumni and self-described ‘frustrated architect’ has constructed this private home as a series of stacked houses amassed one on top of the other, gradually becoming smaller as they stretch towards the sky. seemingly teetering and haphazardly placed, these individual dwellings have been piled into what appears to be an impossible structural feat, with small staircases and ladders inside leading from floor to floor. at the top, 360-degree views of the surrounding wilderness can be observed for up 300 miles, he estimates, while at the basement level, a hidden escape tunnel leads to a safe room. weidner says ‘the goose creek tower’ has finally topped out at 185 feet — he would have kept going, but federal air space starts at 200 feet.

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the private home is conceived as a series of stacked houses, amassed one on top of the other
image courtesy of alaska.org

 

 

 

while construction has been ongoing for several years, video network great big story has recently completed a short documentary about the tower. titled ‘we’re not in whoville anymore: welcome to goose creek tower’, the film offers a look inside the structure alongside a guided tour by weidner himself. see the video below —

 

 


we’re not in whoville anymore: welcome to goose creek tower
video courtesy of great big story

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at the top, 360-degree views of the surrounding wilderness can be observed for up 300 miles
image courtesy of great big story

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the ‘goose creek tower’ is located in the mountainous landscape of talkeetna, alaska
image courtesy of alaska.org

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‘goose creek tower’ has topped out at 185 feet, but the interior is yet to be completed 
image courtesy of great big story

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the stacked houses gradually become smaller as they stretch towards the sky
image courtesy of great big story

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small staircases and ladders inside lead from floor to floor
image courtesy of great big story

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the project originally started out as as a 40×40 foot log cabin, and has grown to a height of 185 feet 
image courtesy of alaska.org

 

 

h/t [the creators project]

  • I’ll bet that from the top you can even see Russia

    dbkii says:
  • Beautiful piece of architecture; reminds me of something from the mind of Dr Seuss

    Fisher says:
  • How beautiful and newsworthy.

    John Brosnan says:
  • Is Joe continuing to work on the place or is it now defunct?

    Jennifer says:
  • Oops not Joe but Phillip!

    Jennifer says:
  • How do you heat that thing in the artic winter? How many people will it take to carry a dresser or a pool table to the upper floors?

    Juan says:

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