Williams Tower and Carillon, University of Denver Campus - Denver, CO
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N 39° 40.935 W 104° 57.762
13S E 503198 N 4392491
Quick Description: Constructed below the stunning gold tower dome, this is the 11th largest carillon in the United States (as of 2011).
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 9/18/2011 8:20:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMCKPW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member scrambler390
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Long Description:
"The 215-foot tower was designed by University Architect-Emeritus, Cabell Childress (1932-2006), who drew inspiration from the southern tower of Chartres Cathedral, France. It was completed in 1999. For images of Chartres Cathedral, please visit www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/arch/chartres.html
The 65-bell carillon is located directly under the golden spire. It was cast in 1999 by Royal Eijsbouts Bellfoundry in The Netherlands. It is the 11th largest in North America by weight and the 8th largest by number of bells.

The largest bell, weighing 5,300 kg., bears the names of the sixteen DU chancellors who served between 1864 and 1999.

To hear an MP3 recording on the Williams Carillon, please visit www.brandonvaccaromusic.com and click on titles. You may then click on ERISIAN CYCLES, composed for the Williams Carillon and Todd Fair by Brandon Vaccaro.

For more information on carillons, please visit the websites of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America: www.gcna.org and the World Carillon Federation: www.carillon.org "
Location:
2240 East Buchtel Blvd
Denver, CO USA
80208


Who controls the carillon?: University of Denver

Number of bells: 65

Schedule of regular public performances:
Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday while school is in session from 11:30am to noon


Year of construction: 9/15/1999

Structure: Williams Tower attached to the Ritchie Wellness Center

Location web page: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
An original photograph of the carillon is required. One of you and your crew doing your very best imitation of Quasimodo and/or Esmeralda will be most appreciated.
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