Final Hurdles Cleared for Opening of California Tower, Closed to Public for Nearly 80 Years

Before it can open the Tower doors to the public, the Museum will launch a campaign to raise $3 million from donors at all levels to provide for the necessary remodeling and safety improvements, for a long-term fund to care for the Tower, and for investment in the future of the Museum. The Museum is also offering donors the once-in-a-lifetime chance to name one of 76 steps or one of 20 benches and to inscribe a 54 character message of their choice. "We wanted our visitors to have a unique experience as they climb, reading plaques with messages of the heart from throughout our community," explained Dr. Parzen.