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Address: 1 Tower Square, Hartford, CT 06183
Phone Number: 860-277-4208
Description: The observation deck of this 1919 neo-classical pink granite building...
The observation deck of this 1919 neo-classical pink granite building offers a panoramic view of the city, the Connecticut River and the surrounding countryside.
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A Landmarked Sparkles

A landmark of Hartford that has been hidden by scaffolding for at least two years for major cleaning and repair. Most of the scaffolding has now been removed and the building... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A landmark of Hartford that has been hidden by scaffolding for at least two years for major cleaning and repair. Most of the scaffolding has now been removed and the building looks great. Since it is viewable from all around Hartford, it is wonderful to see it shine.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

So travel is fun for me as I was waiting for the # 5 bus On April 11th 2014 Friday after noon theres a security gard very unpleasant at the main street entrance 740 it's 2:24pm rude as he told us to move Nice building but bad employees worst experience I had.I wouldnt even ask my enemies to visit this... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Reservations must be made now-I found that out when I tried to walk in,but call the day before & they'll escort you up. Look for the hawk's nest there-the family of Redtails keeps our pigeon population down.At one time it was the tallest building in New England.

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Connecticut
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73 reviews 73 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

This is just the best place to see all of Greater Hartford and the CT River. IF they are still allowing folks up for the view - it's worth asking. Plus it's a pretty cool old building.

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conn
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Pretty cool when seeing it from the air. I've been taking flying lessons (small plane), when flying after sunset you can see the light that is eluminated for miles when flying into HFD Brainard Field. It's not bad seeing it from the top either..

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Long Branch, New Jersey
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I was stopped at the door and told I had to make an appointment to go up, despite the website saying it was open weekdays to the public during certain hours. I did not have time to spend waiting around to make an appointment so I just left. Would be nice if they let people know this ahead of time... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Amazing 360 views, really windy up there, bring a hat in colder months. Can view the falcon nesting site from there. must be able to climb a lot of stairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Went there on a field trip with my high school sophmore and his AP History class. This was on one of our stops. One of the mom's husband was an executive there and he met us there and they brought us to the top of the tower. The views were spectacular of Hartford.

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Beautiful views from the top. You must be able to climb stairs, because the elevator can only go up to a certain floor, then you get off and have to climb the steps. Free tour up to the top. If it is windy, be sure to bring a jacket (it is COLD up there!)

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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Nice view, but not much to the experience. Take an elevator up into the tower to look out.

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