Observation Deck

An observation deck, observation platform or viewing platform is an elevated sightseeing platform usually situated upon a tall architectural structure such as a skyscraper or observation tower. Fitted with railings or fencing for safety, observation decks are sometimes enclosed from weather, as many skyscraper decks, and may include coin operated telescopes for viewing distant features.

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Top Of The World Trade Center Observatories - Complex - Top of The World Observation Deck
... was off-limits to the public, the South Tower featured an indoor and outdoor public observation area called Top of the World Trade Center Observatories on its ... Attractions added to the observation deck included a simulated helicopter ride around the city ... leaving the view unobstructed, unlike the observation deck of the Empire State Building ...
History Of The University Of Texas At Austin - Early Years - Shooting
... Charles Whitman barricaded himself on the observation deck of the tower of the Main Building with a sniper rifle and various other weapons, killed 14 people on campus ... Following the Whitman incident, the observation deck was closed until 1968, and then closed again in 1975 following a series of suicide jumps during the 1970s. 1998, after installation of security and safety precautions, the tower observation deck reopened to the public ...
Main Building (University Of Texas At Austin) - Suicide Site
... Following the Whitman incident, the observation deck was closed from August 1966 until 1968 and closed again in 1974 following nine suicide jumps ... leaders and of then-president Larry Faulkner to reopen the tower observation deck to visitors ... of security and safety measures, the observation deck reopened to the public in 1999 ...
Timeline of World's Highest Observation Decks
... This is a timeline of the development of world's highest observation decks since inauguration of the Eiffel Tower in 1889 ... Location Constructed Height of highest observation deck Notes From To 1931 ... Eiffel Tower, Paris, France 275 ... m (902 ft) Two further observation decks 115 ... m ... New York City, USA 369 ... m (1,211 ft) A second observation deck is located on the 86th floor at 320 metres above ground ...
Mont Pèlerin TV Tower - Observation Deck
... The observation deck (built between 1972 and 1974) is situated at a height of 64.3 metres on the roof of the concrete construction ...

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