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University of Texas Tower, Austin

Categories: Observation Decks, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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3.5/5 based on 50 reviews on the web
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  • I agree with the review "fine diversion but don't go out of your way." I have learned more about the Tower from reading these Trip Advisor reviews. What a pity less than 1/4 of these details were rela...  read more »
  • The University of Texas Tower is a well known site on the UT campus both as a landmark and because of the history associated with it. Worth the visit if you are on campus. 
  • In 1966, a deranged young man went to the top of the University of Texas clock tower and killed 14 people. The tower is now open to the public for two tours per evening. Unfortunately, over the past 5...  read more »
  • There are better views in Austin, but few that are actually open to the general public. So it's not open all the time and it can be difficult to get in, but it's a trip well worth planning. It's also a special treat, as it was closed for decades. As a historical lesson, there's not much, though the macabre will notice the evidence still left behind from Charles Whitman's shooting spree. But that's not why you're there. Look over the beautiful UT campus and look out toward downtown. Look at the hills rising in the west, and watch the people shopping on Guadalupe. I think the last time I was there, I spent an hour, but I could have easily spent more.
  • The 307-foot (94 m) tower was designed by Paul Philippe Cret. Completed in 1937, the Main Building is located in the middle of campus. At the top of the tower is a carillon of 56 bells, the largest in Texas. The carillon is played weekly by student carillonneurs. The Main Building (known colloquially as The Tower) is a structure at the center of the University of Texas at Austin campus in Downtown Austin, Texas, United States. The Main Building's 307-foot (94 m) tower has 28 floors (30, if the carillon room above the clock mechanism is counted), and is one of the most recognizable symbols of the University and the city.
  • Love the maroon bluebonnets (that could have been any number of maroon based pranksters)
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