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    by AlbuqRay Updated Dec 17, 2005

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    Hoover Tower is visible from almost anywhere in the surrounding area. It was built in 1941 to celebrate the university's 50th anniversary. The structure is 285 feet tall. The observation deck at 250 feet has superb views of Stanford and the Bay area (see the next tip). Above the observation deck is a carillon of 48 bells cast in Belgium. The largest bell is inscribed, "For Peace Alone Do I Ring."

    Hoover Tower is part of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, a Stanford-affiliated public policy research center founded by Herbert Hoover, a member of the university's pioneer class of 1895 and the 31st president of the United States. Rooms on the ground floor of Hoover Tower contain exhibits of many items from President Hoover's career.

    Hoover Tower's observation deck is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed during finals and academic breaks. It is free for faculty, staff and students but costs $2.00 for adult visitors.

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