The Chicago architecture firm STL has been hired to construct a 320-meter observatory in Taichung, Taiwan, that looks eerily reminiscent of a massive stargate (see conceptual image above – and check out more here). The unique observatory is described by the firm as “a monumental building that will frame the new center and provide the entire city with a renewed and iconic identity.” To those of us who love Stargate, the concept of the building is simply shaping up to be the coolest structure ever. Targeted for completion in  2017, the structure will feature environmentally friendly initiatives and, hopefully, interdimensional travel. For a piece of Stargate closer to home, click here to see the screen-used Stargate Universe props available now at VIP Fan Auctions!