Burton Memorial Tower, Ann Arbor

Burton Memorial Tower, Ann Arbor

The Burton Memorial Tower is a clock tower located on Central Campus at the University of Michigan. Housing a grand carillon, the tower was built in 1936 as a memorial for University President Marion Leroy Burton. The grand carillon, one of only 23 in the world, is the world’s fourth heaviest, containing 55 bells and weighing a total of 43 tons.

The monument was constructed in 1935 and finished in 1936. It stands at 10 floors. It is located at the University of Michigan campus, and is used for housing education offices. The High-rise tower was designed in an interesting mixture of Art Deco and art moderne architectural styles, constructed with a reinforced concrete shell faced with limestone over a plan 42 feet square.

The Burton Memorial Tower was designed by Albert Kahn, who also designed Clements Library, Angell Hall, and Hill Auditorium for the University of Michigan. After University of Michigan Regent Sarah Goddard Power committed suicide by jumping to her death from the eighth floor of Burton Tower in 1987, the structure was sightly modified, such as the addition of stops to prevent windows from opening more than a few inches.
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Sight Name: Burton Memorial Tower
Sight Location: Ann Arbor, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Create Your Own Walk in Ann Arbor

Create Your Own Walk in Ann Arbor

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Museums and Art Galleries

Museums and Art Galleries

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Ann Arbor Introduction Walk

Ann Arbor Introduction Walk

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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 Km or 2.9 Miles
Ann Arbor's Historical Buildings

Ann Arbor's Historical Buildings

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles