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University of the Pacific Burns Tower

University of the Pacific
Stockton CA United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1963
  Finished1964
Floor Count9
Basement Floors1
Building Uses
 - monument
 - mechanical
 - office
 - university
Structural Types
 - highrise
 - tower
 - water tower
Architectural Style
 - neo-gothic

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Spire178 ftThomas Congrave, University of the Pacific Facilties Engineeer, April 11, 2007
to tip of decorative spires
Roof155 ftThomas Congrave, University of the Pacific Facilties Engineeer, April 11, 2007
to roof parapet wall
Roof deck151 ftThomas Congrave, University of the Pacific Facilties Engineeer, April 11, 2007
to roof deck

Description
Architect: Howard G. Bissell/Glen H. Mortensen

• General Contractor: Nomellini Construction

• Length x Width: 9 meters x 9 meters

• The tower is named after Robert E. Burns, the president of the university from 1946 until 1971.

• The tower includes a carrillon, an unused 150,000 water tank, and the offices for the Center for Professional & Continuing Education (CPCE), and Pacific's Brubeck Institute.

• The facade is constructed of reinforced concrete, and the tower consists of 200,000 pounds of reinforcing steel and 6 million pounds of concrete.

• This tower originally held a 91-foot antenna mast on its roof, which has since been removed.

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