Berkeley's Campanile to close temporarily for repairs 22
University of California, Berkeley's 88-year-old landmark, Sather Tower,
also known as the Campanile, will be closed temporarily to visitors
beginning Saturday, March 23. The tower elevator will be undergoing
repairs and modernization.
The Campanile is
expected to reopen in the fall. Although closed to visitors, concerts
featuring the tower's 61 bell carillon will continue on their regular
schedule daily at 7:50 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. Longer concerts are conducted
Sundays at 2 p.m.
In addition, free
weekend campus tours will continue to originate outside the tower at
10 a.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. on Sundays. Weekday tours begin at
the Visitor Center in University Hall. Call 510 642-5215 for tour information.