World wonder in Civilization V
|2 Great Scientist points|
- "Things always seem fairer when we look back at them, and it is out of that inaccessible tower of the past that Longing leans and beckons."
- –James Russell Lowell
A Great Scientist appears near the City where the Wonder was built. Also, since the June 2011 patch, the Porcelain Tower also gives you 50% more science from research agreements.
Constructed by the Ming Dynasty in the 15th century, the Porcelain Tower of Nanjing was one of the most extraordinary architectural achievements of Chinese history. The tower was some 97 feet (30 meters) in diameter, with a height of 260 feet (79 meters).
The exterior of the building was built of white porcelain bricks that shone like mirrors in the sunlight. At night the tower was hung from top to bottom with over 100 lamps. The tower stood in the center of Nanjing until 1854 when it was destroyed during the Taiping Rebellion.