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    Century Tower

    Tracing its roots to a parent institution founded in 1853, the University of Florida marked its centennial in 1953 by dedicating the Century Tower to alumni lost in World Wars I and II. From the Tower, the sound of the quarter hour tolls and the music of the 61 bronze bell carillons project across the campus. The tower is 11 stories and 3 entrances provide access to music students and concert performers. The top of the tower is ornamented with cast details linking arches and corner spires. Tigert Hall and the Century Tower completed a goal of the first University Architect William Edwards to provide a landmark tower and an administration building, originally planned as a part of the University Auditorium.

    Architect: Guy Fulton
    Building Name: Memorial to the first 100 years of the University

    Century Tower Character-Defining Features
    SCALE
    • Tower form, 11 stories
    MASSING
    • Square plan at base
    ROOF
    • Parapet
    ENTRANCES
    • Centered on each of four sides of base
    WINDOWS
    MATERIALS
    • Brick is common bond
    ORNAMENTATION
    • Pre-cast surrounds at entrance
    • Ornament at top of tower
    • Cast stone parapet
    INTERIOR FEATURES
    BUILDING-SITE RELATIONSHIP
    • Campus landmark and iconic image