Century Tower

Century Tower

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is a 157-foot-tall (48 m) carillon tower in the center of the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Florida. Tracing its roots to a parent institution founded in 1853, the University of Florida marked its centennial in 1953 by dedicating the Century Tower to alumni lost in World Wars I and II. From the Tower, the sound of the quarter hour tolls and the music of the 61 bronze bell carillons project across the campus. The tower is 11 stories, making it one of the tallest carillon towers in the country, and one of only 4 in Florida. Three entrances provide access to music students and concert performers. The top of the tower is ornamented with cast details linking arches and corner spires. Tigert Hall and the Century Tower completed a goal of the first University Architect William Edwards to provide a landmark tower and an administration building, originally planned as a part of the University Auditorium. #bells #carillon #Florida #gothic #historical #tower #University_of_Florida
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