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University of Texas Tower

2400 Inner Campus Drive
Austin TX United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1936
  Finished1937
Floor Count29
Building Uses
 - education
 - library
 - university
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - art deco
Materials
 - limestone

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Antenna328 ft
Roof307 ftUniversity of Texas, Daily Texan, Austin American-Statesman
Outdoor observation deck231 ftUniversity of Texas, Daily Texan

Description
Location:
Borough: Central Austin
Neighborhood: University of Texas Main Campus
Development Zone: University of Texas

Design Architect: Paul Philippe Cret
Architect: R.L. White
General Contractor: W.S. Bellows Construction Corp.

- In 1966 a college student at UT shot from the observation deck and killed 13 people, hitting 30 others. The deck was closed in the early 70's because of 2 attempted sucides from the deck, and the dark history of it. In 1999 the deck was reopened with guard rails in place and guided tours.

- The 4 clocks above the 29th floor measure 12 feet in diameter.

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