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New Haven

Harkness Tower

Constructed between 1917 and 1921 as part of the Memorial Quadrangle, the Harkness Tower is a prominent Collegiate Gothic structure, located at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S. This magnificent tower was donated to Yale by Anna M. Harkness in honor of her recently deceased son, Charles William Harkness, Yale class of 1883, and the second son of Stephen V. Harkness, an early investor in the company that later became standard Oil.

The Harkness Tower was designed by James Gamble Rogers, the designer of many of Yale`s "Collegiate Gothic" structures. It is a 216 feet tall structure that includes the Yale Memorial Carillon with 54-bell, attracting many tourists and locals alike.