Coit Tower, San Francisco

Coit Tower is a 64 metre (210 foot) tower on Telegraph Hill in San Francisco.

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Coit Tower was paid for with a bequest from socialite and philanthropist Lillie Hitchcock Coit who died in 1929. The art deco concrete column tower was completed in 1933.

The interior features 27 murals painted in American Social Realism style by 26 artists.

It is free to enter the ground floor where many of the murals are located, but there are charges to take the elevator to the observation deck, which provides 360 degree views of San Francisco.

The tower is open April – October from 10 am to 6pm, and 10 am to 5 pm November to March. Last ticket is sold 30 minutes before closure.

Coit Tower is located at 1 Telegraph Hill Boulevard in Pioneer Park.

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Vancouver Lookout

Vancouver Lookout, in the heart of downtown Vancouver, is an observation tower offering 360° panoramic views of the city.

The observation deck is located 553.16 feet (168.80 metres) above Vancouver. A glass elevator ride to the observation floor takes approximately 40 seconds.

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Glass elevator

Vancouver Lookout is at 555 West Hastings St (atop the Harbour Centre building). The tower is open from 8:30am – 10:30pm in summer (May to October) and 9am – 9:30pm in winter (October to May). Last ticket is sold 20 minutes before closing.

Tickets are valid all day, so one could visit during the day and return in the evening for sunset and the city lights.

Also located in the tower is Top of Vancouver, a revolving restaurant.

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