Tour d'ombres, Chandigarh, India, 1950 - 1965
The Tower of the Shadows is planned to go between the Palace of Justice and the Parliament building, in the Capitol area. It is a lofty, open-sided hall providing ample shade. In the subdued atmosphere thus created, one can be free to meditate. The building is aligned precisely on the north-south axis, so that it agreeably interrupts the severe symmetry of the enormous square. The north side is entirely open, and the other three faces are furnished with brise-soleil.A ramp leads from this square into the sunken park (the Trench of Consideration).

In the Le Corbusier studio in Paris, the track of the sun for all seasons is most precisely recorded for all important buildings, in order to determine the position of the brise-soleil.

Again we can only express our deepest regret that this structure has so far not been executed. Like the Governor's s Palace, the Open Hand and this Tower of the Shadows are components of the harmonious composition of the total Capitol complex.
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