|tower:type = observation|
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An observation tower is a structure used to view events from a long distance and to create a full 360 degree range of vision to conduct the long distance observations.
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If the watchtower is historical, it gets in addition historic=yes.
One use of an observation tower is a tower that used to watch for and report forest fire (Tour de surveillance des feux de forêt(fr))