CBS/KCBS: Coit Tower Reopens

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Coit Tower, San Francisco’s iconic landmark atop Telegraph Hill, reopened to the public Wednesday after a six-month restoration.

Dignitaries, including Mayor Ed Lee, gathered to admire the $1.7 million project— overseen by the city’s Recreation & Parks Department and Arts Commission. The restoration heavily focused on the 210-foot structure’s murals that were originally part of the Works Progress Administration art projects in the 1930s.

Phil Ginsburg, general manager of the Rec & Parks Dept. was all smiles as he addressed a who’s who of the dignitaries who attended.

“This is such a special moment and it’s a moment that we should all be proud about,” said Ginsburg.