Also found in the area of Banglamphu is the Democracy Monument. Situated in the center of a busy traffic circle in the area, it features four rising pillars surrounding a center pedestal. Constructed after the country became a constitutional monarchy, the monument’s centerpiece has a copy of the original constitution. The pillars stand 24 meters (79 feet) tall, and the monument is best viewed at night when each pillar is lit up with fluorescent lights. Mew Aphaiwong, a Thai architect, constructed the Democracy Monument with the help of Italian sculptor and artist, Corrado Feroci.