Hoover Tower


Hoover Tower

Hoover Tower is a 285-foot structure on the campus of Stanford University in Stanford, California. The tower is part of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, a research center founded by former U.S. president Herbert Hoover. Hoover Tower, which is a reproduction of the cathedral tower at Salamanca, [cite news |title=The Hoover Library |url=http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,851278-1,00.html |work=Time Magazine |date=June 30, 1941 |accessdate=2008-03-25 ] was finished in 1941, the year of Stanford's 50th anniversary. It was designed by architect Arthur Brown, Jr. [cite web |title=Hoover Institution: About HILA |url=http://www.hoover.org/hila/about |accessdate=2008-03-25 ]

The tower has a carillon of 48 bells cast in Belgium, and the general public is not allowed at the top of the tower when the bells ring. One of the bells weighs 2.5 tons. The first 9 floors of the tower are library stacks and floors 10-12 are used for offices. Hoover Tower receives approximately 200 visitors per day, and a nominal fee is charged for non-students or non-faculty. The observation deck platform is 250 feet above the ground, and provides an expansive view of the Stanford University campus and surrounding area. The tower's observation deck is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but closed during academic breaks and finals.

References

* [http://www.stanford.edu/home/welcome/campus/hoover.html Stanford University, An Introduction to Stanford: Hoover]

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