Tower of the Americas, San Antonio, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose
N 29° 25.128 W 098° 29.008
14R E 550106 N 3254497
Quick Description: The Tower of the Americas was the theme structure of the 1968 Worlds Fair.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 3/8/2007 8:25:27 PM
Waymark Code: WM19V6
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
Views: 235

Long Description:
The Tower of the Americas is 622 feet high, although others claim that it is 750 ft high. Perhaps the tower on top is the difference.
It features an exterior elevator with large windows, a viewing area at the top, as well as a revolving restaurant with the highest view of the city of San Antonio.
The revolving portion of the building is so well balanced that it takes only a one horsepower motor to turn it.
Original Name of Structure (during fair): Tower of the Americas

Current Name of Structure: Tower of the Americas

Architect/Designer: Ford Powell & Carson, Inc.

Fair Name: Century 21 Calling.

Location: San Antonio, TX, USA

Year of Fair: 1968

Theme of Fair: The Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas

Website: [Web Link]

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