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Salmon Run Bell Tower
Salmon Run Clock Tower - Vancouver, Washington.jpg
The bell tower in 2008
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General information
Town or city Vancouver, Washington
Country United States
Height 69 feet (21 meters)
Design and construction
Architect Cindy Sterry

The Salmon Run Bell Tower is a bell tower and glockenspiel in Vancouver, Washington's Esther Short Park, in the United States.

Description

The tower is in Propstra Square, the southeast corner of Esther Short Park, near the intersection of 6th and Columbia Street. The 69-foot (21 m) tower was designed by architect Cindy Sterry, and features a clock by the Verdin Bells & Clock Company and glockenspiel diorama which tells a story about the Chinookan peoples. The tower also features the art installation Spiraling Salmon by Jim Demetro, who also designed the nearby statue of George Vancouver (2000). The installation features bronze sculptures of salmon.

History

Funded by philanthropist George Propstra and donations by other local businessmen, the tower was dedicated in 2002. Propstra contributed $3 million.

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