The tower was erected on the occasion of the 70th birthday
of the great leader Comrade Kim II Sung.
It symbolizes the immortal Juche Idea founded by him. It
rises on the riverside of Taedong across Kim II Sung Square
in the city centre. It consists of the tower, the trio group
sculpture, six subsidiary group sculptures, two pavilions
and two huge fountains.
The tower is 170m high(including the 20m-high torch). In
front of the tower the trio group of a worker, peasant and
intellectual stands holding high the emblem of the Workers'
Party of Korea. It is flanked with sculpture groups. They
depict the "Juche Industry", "Bumper Harvest", "Land of
Learning", "Land of Longevity", "Juche Art" and "Impregnable
Fortress". The two grand fountains were set up in the middle
of River Taedong. They are 150m high. The top of tower body(150m
high) which is served by a lift, affords a panorama of the