San Francisco voters decided Monday to support the city's efforts to preserve historic Coit Tower, the local landmark. Last week the city promised $1.7 million to the restoration fund. In order to protect the tower in the future, voters passed Proposition B, which prioritizes funds for maintenance and limits private access to the tower.
The tower, which is often used as one of the symbols of the city, has fallen into disrepair and needs both cosmetic and structural renovations in the coming year.
The project aims to restore the tower's Depression-era murals at the base, replace the roof and increase accessibility for visitors with disabilities.
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CTBUH, Global News--"Iconic San Francisco Tower to Get Restoration Funds"
The San Francisco Examiner--"Coit Victory Will Corral Cash for Tower Upkeep"
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