Prospect Point Park observation tower

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Prospect Point Park observation tower
Niagara Falls observatory tower.JPG
The observation tower in 2013
General information
Architectural style Modernist
Town or city Niagara Falls, New York
Country United States of America
Coordinates 43°05′11″N 79°04′06″W / 43.086442°N 79.068389°W / 43.086442; -79.068389Coordinates: 43°05′11″N 79°04′06″W / 43.086442°N 79.068389°W / 43.086442; -79.068389
Construction started 1958
Completed 1961
Renovated 2001
Cost US$1,250,000
Height 282 feet (86 m)
Technical details
Lifts/elevators 2
Website
http://www.niagarafallsstatepark.com/observation-tower.aspx
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The Prospect Point Park observation tower is a tower located in Niagara Falls, New York, USA and just east of the American Falls.

The tower stands at 282 feet (86 m) with the base at the gorge level and visitors entering at the ground level from Prospect Point Park.[1] It sees eight million visitors annually.

The tower is constructed of aluminum, glass, and steel.

The tower was originally built in 1961[1] and extensively refurbished in 2001. Improvements included a pre-cast concrete plank observation deck, an ornamental stainless steel deck railing system, new rest rooms, and a gift shop.

The Maid of the Mist loads at the base of the tower.

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