Austin, Texas, Images And Prints: UT Tower And Texas Campus Images And Prints

Just north of the downtown area is the University of Texas Campus. As a part of the Main Building, the UT Tower is a landmark in Austin. It rises 307 feet and 30 stories into the sky. One little known fact about the Texas Tower is that in World War I a siren was installed to warn locals of an impending air attack. Fortunately, the siren was never required. The tower is normally lit in a soft white light, but on special occasions such as academic achievements or athletic honors, it is lit either partially or fully in an orange light.