(NEWSER) – At 1,066 feet, a tower rising in will be taller than York City’s Chrysler Building—or any skyscraper in South America—but it won’t have any neighbors in sight. The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory, around 100 miles from the city of Manaus, is designed to gather information on things like formation and greenhouse gases from a rainforest site far from human habitation, reports the BBC.

The steel being used to build the huge tower has been brought thousands of miles from southern Brazil by truck and by raft, AFP reports.

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The tower—which will a network of smaller observatory towers in the region—is expected to deliver vital information on how climate change is affecting the sensitive Amazon ecosystem, which in turn affects the release of carbon. “The tower will help us answer innumerable questions to climate change,” explains a project director from the of Sao Paulo. “We will gain a understanding of the role of the Amazon and other humid tropical areas in climate models.” (In another major Amazon project, Brazil is taking a census of the rainforest’s trillions of trees.)