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The History Of The Tower Of The Americas In 1 Minute

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Updated: 3 July 2016
The Tower of the Americas in San Antonio is a 750-foot observation tower located at HemisFair Park. You can see this building from almost anywhere in the city. Here’s a quick run-through of the most identifiable building of the city’s skyline.

Construction of the tower began in 1966 and was completed in 18 months. The tower was designed by San Antonio architect O’Neil Ford and was built as the theme structure for HemisFair 1968. The observation tower also houses an award-winning restaurant. If you want to enjoy a great meal with a breathtaking panoramic view of Alamo City, this is the place, as the revolving restaurant at the top is an experience you will undoubtedly enjoy.

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The Tower of the Americas is the tallest building in San Antonio and the 27th tallest building in Texas. There’s no wonder why many visit to see the view from up top. The Observation Deck not only has mesmerizing views of the city, but it also showcases historical photos of what the city used to look like. Visitors are able to read and learn about the history of the six flags that once flew over Texas, Mexico’s attack at the Alamo, and much more.

Admission:
Tickets includes unlimited access to the Observation Deck and the 4D Theater Ride
Adults: $12.00 | Seniors and Military: $10 | Children 4 – 12: $9 | Children 3 years and under: Free

Hours:
4D Theater Ride and the Observation Deck
Sunday – Thursday: 10:00A.M. – 10:00 P.M.
Friday and Saturday: 10:00A.M. – 11:00 P.M.