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Aesthetically, this 140-foot tower provides a new vertical focal point on our campus, and the image of the top half of the tower has been used as a signature emblem on stationary and publications. A series of asymmetrical windows are positioned along the shaft of the tower. The mixture of Italian campanile architecture and campus vernacular presents a structure that is unique and complimentary with the historic architecture of the original buildings. It also serves a practical function by concealing within the tower three sets of cellular phone antennae which carry signals for major national carriers. The upper colonnade and cupola are fabricated from high-tech radio frequency transparent fiberglass, which allow the cellular transmissions to flow within an aesthetically pleasing exterior.
Jenkins Peer, Architects. Clock Tower. Project Descriptions for Queens University of Charlotte. [Charlotte, NC: Jenkins Peer, Architects, n.d.], 2.