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Located at the eastern end of the Grand Canyon South Rim, the building's form and construction were modeled after ancient Anasazi watchtowers. It was built in 1932. The architect was Mary Jane Colter who spent months locating ruins and traveling overland to sketch and study the forms, construction and stonework. This seventy-foot tower was designed to take advantage of the sweeping views of the canyons. Based on two concentric circles connected with arching forms, the building's exterior features coursed sandstone alternating with bands of colored stone above a rubble base

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Preliminary research for this page done by John A Bahr.