Date announced for Coit Tower reopening ceremony 

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  • Coit Tower, which has been closed for mural restoration and renovations, will reopen on May 14.

A new reopening date for The City's iconic Coit Tower, which is undergoing renovation and mural restoration, has been announced. The landmark at the top of Telegraph Hill is scheduled to reopen May 14 at 11 a.m.

Recreation and Park Department officials had slated Coit Tower to reopen in mid- to late April, but the date was pushed back because mural conservators and construction workers needed more time to complete their work.

The tower will reopen with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Recreation and Park Commission President Mark Buell, Mayor Ed Lee, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu and others.

The $1.7 million renovation project began in October, and the tower, which is decorated with 27 murals depicting Great Depression-era California and was originally constructed in 1933, has been closed to visitors since the work began.

The murals were previously restored from 1989-90.

In addition to the restoration of its famous murals, Coit Tower has also undergone a roof replacement, bathroom renovations and Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility upgrades.

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