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UC Berkeley's Campanile to close temporarily for repairs
22 March 2002

From Media Relations

The 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.

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