Beckering Family Carillon Tower

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Beckering Family Carillon Tower
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Beckering Family Carillon Tower at Grand Valley State University-Pew Grand Rapids campus
General information
Type Carillon
Location Lacks International Plaza at Richard M. DeVos Center, Pew Grand Rapids Campus, Grand Valley State University
Coordinates 42°57′50″N 85°40′49″W / 42.9638°N 85.6804°W / 42.9638; -85.6804Coordinates: 42°57′50″N 85°40′49″W / 42.9638°N 85.6804°W / 42.9638; -85.6804
Completed 2000

The Beckering Family Carillon Tower is a 151-foot-tall (46 m) carillon-clock tower located in Grand Rapids, Michigan on the Pew Campus of Grand Valley State University. The tower and carillon was funded and built by Pioneer Construction in 2000. The Beckering family, for which the tower is named, established Pioneer Construction in 1933.[1][2][3]

The 48 carillon bells are cast of bronze by the Fonderie Paccard in France, who also installed them within the tower.[4]

GVSU also has another carillon, the Cook Carillon Tower, located on the main Allendale campus in Allendale, Michigan.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beckering Family Carillon Tower - Building Legacies". Grand Valley State University. Retrieved June 30, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Carillons". World Carillon Federation. Retrieved July 8, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Summer Carillon Series begins June 20". GVNow. Retrieved July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Beckering Family Carillon". GCNA. Archived from the original on 2 September 2010. Retrieved July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Cook Carillon Tower - Building Legacies". Grand Valley State University. Retrieved July 8, 2010. 

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