COIT Tower: Mayor Announces Funding to Restore Tower

Coit_towerMayor Edwin M. Lee and Board President David Chiu today announced a $1.7 million fund to repair Coit Tower and restore the tower's internal historic Works Progress Administration murals.

"I have directed the Recreation and Park Department and the Arts Commission to work with the Board of Supervisors to find ways to restore historic Coit Tower," said Mayor Lee. "Together, we are building the momentum to further protect a treasured San Francisco landmark."

"Protecting the future of Coit Tower is one of my top priorities, and I have been working with the Recreation and Park Department and the Arts Commission to identify the needs and to secure the funding for maintenance work on the building as well as mural restoration," said Board President Chiu, whose Supervisor district includes the landmark.  "Now, we can move forward on the improvements that this iconic piece of San Francisco's skyline deserves." Read more.

Posted on May 24, 2012 | The comments to this entry are closed.