USA, San Francisco, Coit Tower

San Francisco, Coit Tower

Coit Tower was built on top Telegraph Hill in 1933 at the bequest of Lillie Hitchcock Coit to beautify the City and raise a monument for the fire fighters of San Francisco. The art deco tower, 64 metres of unpainted reinforced concrete, was designed by architects Arthur Brown, Jr. and Henry Howard with murals by 26 different artists and numerous assistants. The murals are protected as a historical treasure. The tower offers, because of an observation platform a spectacular 360° views over San Francisco sights. Surrounding the tower is the Pioneer Park, which can be reached also like the Coit tower by walking up the Greenwich steps or via the scenic Filbert Steps at Montgomery Street.

>>> Arthur Brown Jr.

>>> Henry Temple Howard

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