I enjoyed walking around the U of M campus, although I will say it’s a large campus in the city of Ann Arbor and it must be a lot of walking for the students. There are some magnificent buildings on the campus and since it was summer time and few students around I got a “good” pic of the Burton Tower designed by Alber Kahn, I seem to take a lot of photos of his buildings without even being aware that he designed them.
Thanks to Wikipidia I found out some info on the tower and posted it here. I left the part out about the suicide of Sarah Goddard Power and her battle with depression since I thought that seemed to sad to post.
Housing a grand carillon, the tower was built in 1936 as a memorial for University President Marion Leroy Burton (presidency: 1920–1925). The grand carillon, one of only 23 in the world,is the world’s fourth heaviest, containing 55 bells and weighing a total of 43 tons (a grand carillon has a bourdon bell — the name given to the heaviest bell in a carillon and the one that sounds the hour — that weighs at least six tons, and can sound a low ‘G’).
The monument was constructed in 1935 and finished in 1936. It stands at 120 feet, and was designed by Albert Kahn, who also designed the William L. Clements Library, Angell Hall, and Hill Auditorium for the University of Michigan. Its carillon was donated by Michigan alumnus Charles A. Baird, a lawyer and the first U-M athletic director, and has been christened the “Charles Baird Carillon”. Baird had the bells cast in England and gave them to the university. He also commissioned “Sunday Morning in Deep Waters”, the fountain on Ingalls Mall between Burton Tower and the Michigan League.