Restoration of Coit Tower


 

San Francisco, California

This art deco 210-foot (64-meter) unpainted reinforced concrete tower was dedicated in 1933. It was built with funds bequeathed by Lillie Hitchcock Coit, widow of a wealthy financier, by Arthur Brown Jr. and Henry Howard with murals by 26 different artists and numerous assistants.

 

Paul Weir  performed research, structural investigation and testing to document sources and extent of deterioration of materials of the landmark concrete tower designed by Arthur Brown, Jr. and constructed in 1933. 

 

Paul Weir worked on this project while employed by Interactive Resources.

Services included development of program, budget and construction documents for restoration.  Contract negotiation and construction administration for City and County of San Francisco were provided, as well as coordination of preservation activities with the Offices of Historic Preservation, State of California. 

 

City of San Francisco Landmark #163
California Office of Historic Preservation Landmark #91