Fratessa Tower

fratessa tower


Students: Rachel Martin, Justin Wei, Michael Braund, Eric Mcdonnell, Tanya Worotko, Adam Stagnaro

Dedicated to the late ARCE department head, Paul Fratessa, the Fratessa Tower provides visitors a unique perspective of the sweeping views of the Canyon.  It replaces a previous observation tower whose structural support was based upon an incompressible water column. Due to leakage issues this structure was decommissioned, however the new tower was built on original foundations. The foundations and precast concrete columns seen adjacent to the Fratessa Tower was another incomplete project that is assumed to look something like the current tower.

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