Alphabetic Tower is a 130-meter-high structure in Batumi, Georgia. The tower symbolizes the uniqueness of Georgian alphabet and people. The structure combines the design of DNA, in its familiar double helix pattern. Two helix bands rise up the tower holding 33 letters of the Georgian alphabet, each 4 meters tall and made of aluminum.
Alphabetic Tower was built by Spanish company CMD Ingenieros. Construction began on 10 October 2010 with the exterior of the structure completed in December 2011. The building cost $65 million to build.
The tower is composed by eleven modules of cantilever truss of steel tubes which make up two bodies, the interior containing the communication core panoramic elevators and stairs, the exterior designed for support the whole structure and define the skin with the big characters. Each 10.8 m. both cores are bonded by diaphragms in star pattern.
Since the building was constructed it has virtually remained forsaken. As for 2014, it was known, that the elevator was particularly out of order and hundreds of dead birds could be found on the floors, though the building itself was still electrified and looked comparably new.