For a bird’s-eye view

The University of Texas at Austin is celebrating the 5th anniversary of the re-opening of the UT Tower this weekend. Even if you didn’t go to UT, you should go to the top of the tower sometime; it’s an amazing view of Austin. Click on the above link for “tour” info. If you go this weekend, be warned: the tours run rain or shine, but you’re not allowed to take umbrellas (or anything else, except a camera) up to the observation deck. So bring your own poncho.

If you’re a UT fan or an architecture fan or a UT architecture fan, the Texas Union is screening “The University of Texas Tower and Texas Union,” a documentary on the history those buildings. The screenings are on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Texas Union Eastwood Room, UNB 2.102. (The Texas Union is on the corner of 24th and Guadalupe, in case you didn’t know. There’s a parking garage at 25th and San Antonio, just a few block or so away.)

If you have no idea what I’m talking about, or you just want to see the Tower right!now!, check out the University Co-op’s TowerCam. You can see the Tower anytime day or night. You can also spy on college kids waiting for the bus across the street from the Co-op, if you want.

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