Sun, 01 Aug 2021

SAN FRANCISCO, June 17 (Xinhua) -- Coit Tower, the iconic white column defining the U.S. San Francisco skyline, begins to welcome visitors Thursday for the first time in 15 months.

The 210-foot welcoming beacon, which houses the largest Depression Era art collection in the United States, normally sees up to 1,500 visitors a day. Health orders shuttered this National Historic Site on March 15, 2020.

Guided tours of the artwork will be limited to six people at one time. Coit Tower's gift shop and cafe kiosk also re-opens Thursday.

"From its panoramic views to the Depression Era frescoes painted on its walls, Coit Tower gives visitors a glimpse of the city's breathtaking beauty and the resilience of its residents," said San Francisco Mayor London Breed. "I'm thrilled to open this beloved landmark to the public again."

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