The Lake Placid Tower
The Tower Story

At the Time of construction it was the world's tallest concrete masonry structure. It was built with more than 70,000 pounds of reinforcing steel and nine million pounds of concrete. Back then it was called "Placid Tower" and featured a small zoo.

Interesting Facts
Issue Detail
Number of steps to the top Two Hundred and Ninety-Seven
Number of miles seen from the top Forty
Elevator travel time Sixty-Five Seconds
Number of stories high Twenty-Seven
Total Structural Height Two Hundred and Seventy Feet
Elevation above sea level Three Hundred and Sixty
Original Construction Date 1960
Original Opening Date January 1, 1961
Original Owner Ernest Okley Hunt
Reopening date September 1992
Current Owner Mark Campbell

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