Bicentennial Tower

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Bicentennial Tower
Bicentennial Tower.jpg
The Bicentennial Tower looking towards the bay on State Street.
General information
Type Observation Tower
Location Dobbins Landing,
Erie, Pennsylvania,
 United States
Coordinates 42°8′20″N 80°5′30″W / 42.13889°N 80.09167°W / 42.13889; -80.09167Coordinates: 42°8′20″N 80°5′30″W / 42.13889°N 80.09167°W / 42.13889; -80.09167
Construction started 1995
Completed 1996
Opening October 1996[1]
Cost $2.1 million[1]
Owner Erie–Western Pennsylvania Port Authority
Antenna spire 187 feet (57 m)
Top floor 137 feet (42 m)
Technical details
Lifts/elevators 1
Design and construction
Architect Weber Murphy Fox, Inc.[2]
Main contractor Perry Construction Group, Inc

The Bicentennial Tower is an observation tower located in Erie, Pennsylvania and features panoramic views of Lake Erie, Presque Isle State Park, and downtown Erie. The tower was built to signify the city's bicentennial year 1996. It is 187 feet (57 m) tall and has 2 observation decks. [3] It's located at the end of State Street on Dobbins Landing.


  1. ^ a b Rhodes, Kara (March 11, 2006). "Bicentennial Tower to get paint job for $112,400". Erie Times-News. Retrieved July 11, 2007. 
  2. ^ Rhodes, Kara (March 31, 2006). "Landmark vision". Erie Times-News. Retrieved July 11, 2007. 
  3. ^ Touring Archived 2009-01-22 at the Wayback Machine.

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