Coit Tower


San Francisco, California is home to numerous entertainments and sights to see. Coit Tower is one of the most visited landmarks of the city. It stands over 210 feet at Telegraph Hill. The tower was built in 1933 in Pioneer Park. It was requested by Lillie Hitchcock Coit. Lillie offered a third of her estate for the building of Coit Tower. It is considered an art deco tower, with no paint but reinforced concrete. The design was completed by Arthur Brown Jr. and Henry Howard. Inside there are murals created by 26 artists.

From the tower it is possible to see a panoramic view of San Francisco starting with the Bay Bridge, Piers, and downtown. The Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Pier 39, San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park, Angel Island, Russian Hill, Financial District, Treasure Island, Nob Hill, and Lombard Street are all landmarks to be viewed from the tower. To get to Coit Tower visitors must go up the one road, Telegraph Hill Boulevard via Lombard Street. The street can be backed up due to the number of visitors hoping for a view from the tower, thus buses and walking are alternatives to get to the top of the hill.

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