Tower of the Americas is a 750-foot (229 m) observation tower with a restaurant in San Antonio, Texas. Tower of the Americas, designed by San Antonio architect O'Neil Ford, was built as the theme structure of the 1968 World's Fair, HemisFair '68. The tower was the tallest observation tower in the United States from 1968 until 1996, when the Las Vegas Stratosphere Tower was completed. The tower is located in the middle of HemisFair Park and has an observation deck that is accessible by elevator for a fee. In addition, there is also a lounge and revolving restaurant at the top of the tower that provides panoramic views of the city. Building heights: 750 ft (229 m) to top of the antenna. 622 ft (190 m) to top of roof. 579 ft (176 m) to indoor observation deck. 560 ft (170 m) to outdoor observation deck. 550 ft (168 m) to restaurant and stationary level.

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