Tower Lighting Celebrates National Park Service Centennial

The University of Texas at Austin Tower will feature a special lighting configuration May 3 to correspond with a campus celebration for the National Park Service’s Centennial.

As part of the celebration, visitors can participate in a virtual experience that allows guests to morph into a redwood tree through interactive motion sensor technology. Then, select visitors will project their personal redwood to the top of the UT tower, rising to the same height as the tallest redwood, a soaring 307 feet above Austin.

The National Park Service Centennial Celebration is free and open to the public from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on May 3. The ground-breaking projection show on the Tower begins after a special appearance from tennis star Andy Roddick at 8:30 p.m.

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