Spencer W. Kimball Tower

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Spencer W. Kimball Tower
General information
Type Educational
Location Provo, Utah
Coordinates 40°14′51″N 111°39′04″W / 40.24750°N 111.65111°W / 40.24750; -111.65111Coordinates: 40°14′51″N 111°39′04″W / 40.24750°N 111.65111°W / 40.24750; -111.65111
Completed 1981[1]
Height 162 feet (49 m)[1]
Technical details
Floor count 12[1]
Design and construction
Architect Hal Beecher[2]
John Fetzer[2]
Emil B. Fetzer[2]

The Spencer W. Kimball Tower, also known as the SWKT /ˈswɪkɪt/ or Kimball Tower, is a 12-story building that houses classrooms and administrative offices on the Brigham Young University campus in Provo, Utah.[1][2][3]

Honorary name[edit]

The building is named after Spencer Kimball, the twelfth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[1][2][3][4]


Completed in 1981, the building stands at 161 feet 6 inches (49.23 m) as the highest building in Provo, Utah. To offset a corridor effect, the building was positioned at a 45-degree angle to nearby buildings.[1][3]


The building houses Brigham Young University's College of Family, Home and Social Sciences and College of Nursing and their various subsidiary departments and programs.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Brigham Young University. [Unknown last update]. Campus Information. Retrieved 7 April 2007, from http://unicomm.byu.edu/directories/bldg.aspx?id=SWKT
  2. ^ a b c d e Holland, J.R., Haws, K., Ballif, J.R., Kimball, E.L., Kimball, C.E., Hinckley, G.B., & Romney, M.G., "Kimball Tower Dedication." Brigham Young University. Provo, UT. 9 March 1982.
  3. ^ a b c Emporis. [Unknown last update]. Kimball Tower. Retrieved 7 April 2007, from http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=kimballtower-provo-ut-usa
  4. ^ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (2004). Spencer W. Kimball. Retrieved 7 April 2007, from http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/presidents/controllers/potcController.jsp?leader=12&topic=facts