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The DNA Tower is a double helix lookout tower in King’s Park Perth.
This lookout consists of two spiral staircases to the top of the lookout tower. The DNA Tower is so named because it resembles the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) double-helix molecule, which is found in all cells and control the development of life.
The tower was constructed in 1966 by D&H Fraser Consulting Engineers. The 15m high staircase has 101 steps and was inspired by a double staircase in a Chateau at Blois in France.

555 Views: 31 March 2014.

Olympus E-30, Zuiko 12-60mm SWD, 12mm, f14, 1/125 sec., ISO 200.

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dna tower, lookout, perth, kings park, botanic gardens, chateau at blois

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  • Elaine Bawden
    Elaine Bawdenabout 2 years ago

    Such a wonderful structure John, great capture! :)

  • Thanks for the comments Elaine. It is an interesting lookout tower with beautiful views of Perth.

    – John Sharp

  • Gordon Pressley
    Gordon Pressleyabout 2 years ago

    I was about to enter mine into the challenge..then saw yours which is much better… good luck !!.. :D

  • Thanks for the kind comments. Apologies for beating you to the DNA Tower. Enter your shot as well. Don’t worry about me. This tower fits the Spiral Staircase category so well.

    – John Sharp

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 2 years ago

    This is taken from a great angle
    Would you like to add to Kings Park Perth Group
    There is also a challenge running at the moment

  • Hi Kalaryder. Thanks for the visit and the offer to add it to Kings Park Perth Group. It is a very beautiful part of the city and we really enjoyed our visit to Perth & the South West.

    – John Sharp

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 2 years ago

    14/06/2012
    CONGRATULATIONS – Featured in Kings Park Perth Group

  • Forget-me-not
    Forget-me-notover 1 year ago

    very nice contrast in colors! cool looking steps!

  • Hi Forget-me-not.
    Thanks for the visit and the kind words. It is a striking lookout with white stairs standing out against the blue sky. Also a great view of Perth.

    – John Sharp

  • Bevlea Ross
    Bevlea Rossover 1 year ago

    Congratulations in making the TOP 10 in Looking Up Challenge
    From your hosts Melissa and Bevlea
    Australia At Large

  • Hi Bevlea. Thanks for the great competition and the chance to enter. A Top 10 finish is very pleasing.

    – John Sharp

  • Hi Bevlea. Thanks for the Looking Up Challenge. I am very happy to have made the Top 10.

    – John Sharp

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checca6 months ago


    1/14/14

  • Thank you Karen. Very much appreciated.

    – John Sharp

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