Century Tower Century Tower


Tracing its roots to a parent institution founded in 1853, the University of Florida marked its centennial in 1953 by dedicating the Century Tower to alumni lost in World Wars I and II. From the Tower, the sound of the quarter hour tolls and the music of the 61 bronze bell carillons project across the campus. The tower is 11 stories and 3 entrances provide access to music students and concert performers. The top of the tower is ornamented with cast details linking arches and corner spires. Tigert Hall and the Century Tower completed a goal of the first University Architect William Edwards to provide a landmark tower and an administration building, originally planned as a part of the University Auditorium.

Character Defining Features


  • SCALE camera
  •           tower form, 11 stories

  • MASSING camera
  •           Square plan at base

  • ROOF
  •           Parapet

  • ENTRANCES camera
  •           Centered on each of four sides of base

  • MATERIALS camera
  •           Brick is common bond

  •           Pre-cast surrounds at entrance

              Ornament at top of tower

              Cast stone parapet

  •           Campus landmark and iconic image


    Century Tower


    Architect:  Guy Fulton

    Building Name:  Memorial to the first 100 years of the University






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