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Sather Tower

Berkeley, California USA

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Sather Tower is a campanile (clock tower), with clocks on its four faces, on the University of California, Berkeley campus, more commonly known as The Campanile ( ) for its resemblance to the Campanile di San Marco in Venice. It is the university's most recognizable symbol. Given by Jane K. Sather in memory of her husband, banker Peder Sather, it is the third-tallest bell-and-clock-tower in the world. Its current 61-bell carillon, built around a nucleus of 12 bells also given by Jane Sather, can be heard for many miles and supports an extensive program of education in campanology. Sather Tower also houses many of the Department of Integrative Biology's fossils (mainly from the La Brea Tar Pits) because its cool, dry interior is suited for their preservation.

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Sather Tower

Berkeley, California
USA

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