Tom W. Davis Tower

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Tom W. Davis Tower
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The tower in 2018
Tom W. Davis Tower
General information
TypeClock Tower
Town or city Columbus, Ohio
CountryUnited States
Coordinates 40°00′17.8″N83°00′46.7″W / 40.004944°N 83.012972°W / 40.004944; -83.012972 Coordinates: 40°00′17.8″N83°00′46.7″W / 40.004944°N 83.012972°W / 40.004944; -83.012972
Cost1.4 Million USD
OwnerThe Ohio State University
Height74 feet
Known forLarge LED display

The Tom W. Davis Tower is a clock tower at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. It is located near the North Recreation Center and features a 20x40 foot light-emitting diode display and a large clock. It was completed in autumn of 2017. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] The tower displays inscribed quotes from William McKinley and Roberto Clemente at its base. [6]



The tower was named after Tom W. Davis, in honor of his gift of 1.4 million USD to The Ohio State University.

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