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Sather Tower, Berkeley

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Sather Tower is a campanile (bell and clock tower) on the University of California, Berkeley campus. It is more commonly known as The Campanile due to its resemblance to the Campanile di San Marco in Venice, and serves as UC Berkeley's most recognizable symbol. It was completed in 1914 and first opened to the public in 1917. The tower stands 307 feet (93.6 m) tall, making it the third tallest bell and clock-tower in the world. It was designed by John Galen Howard, founder of the Department of Architecture at the University, and it marks a secondary axis in his original Beaux-Arts campus plan. Since then, it has been a major point of orientation in almost every campus master plan. The tower has seven floors, with an observation deck on the eighth floor. Some floors are used to store fossils.
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  • We finally took the time to take the elevator to the top of the tower. It was well worth it. You will also learn about the history of the tower and the school too. 
  • The tallest tower at the University of California, Berkeley, as almost any kind of compass to see the tower. Climb on top of the elevator Tower, but it paid the University of San Francisco, as well as in the foreground you can see the overall appearance.
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  • Sather Tower is a central focus point for the University of California Campus. We were again at UC Berkeley for a football game (Cal vs Utah). On our way to the stadium, we visited Sather Tower. Its a...  read more »
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