Monday, February 4, 2013

The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Tower

Probably the most prominent structure on North Campus is the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Tower.  It houses a grand carillon (like the Bell Tower on Main Campus).
 It was built in 1996 and designed by Michigan alumnus Charles Moore.  Like the rest of the buildings on North Campus, it looks more modern than it's Central Campus counterpart.
 The tower stands at 167 feet tall.
 It named after Robert H. Lurie who was a Michigan alumnus and real estate magnate.
 I think I like the other bell tower a little better but that is only because I like classical architecture a little better.  However, this one does fit in on North Campus.
 The tower itself houses 55 bells and they are lighter than the 55 bell carillon of Burton Tower.
 It does look pretty impressive as you stare up at it.
 It takes on different characteristics from different angles.
And one last shot.  As I said in the last post, I am going to have to come back here in the spring.  It looks like there are many flowers and stuff that will look pretty cool in the spring.

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