Tower of the Americas - San Antonio, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 29° 25.130 W 098° 29.005
14R E 550111 N 3254501
Quick Description: This Tower, built in 1968, features a revolving restaurant.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 7/6/2021 3:28:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM14GVP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
Views: 8

Long Description:
Visit this tower for a wonderful view of the City of San Antonio. It is located downtown and was originally built for the 1968 World's Fair. It is one of several Fair buildings and pavilions which still stand. The City has made the area into a municipal park with various attractions...and of course it is a treat to have a meal in the Tower's revolving restaurant.



Wikipedia (visit link) informs us:

"The Tower of the Americas is a 750-foot (229-meter) observation tower-restaurant located in the Hemisfair district on the southeastern portion of Downtown San Antonio, Texas, United States. The Tower was designed by San Antonio architect O'Neil Ford[1] and was built as the theme structure of the 1968 World's Fair, HemisFair '68. It was named as a result of a Name the Tower contest created by the executive committee. 68 people submitted the name the Tower is now known by.

It was the tallest observation tower in the United States from 1968 until 1996, when the Las Vegas Stratosphere Tower was completed. The Tower is the tallest building in San Antonio, and it is the 30th-tallest building in Texas.

The Tower is located in the middle of the former HemisFair '68 site and has an observation deck that is accessible by elevator for a fee. There is also a lounge and revolving restaurant at the top of the Tower that provides panoramic views of the city."
Address:
789 Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard San Antonio, TX 78205


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