Landmark: Erie's Bicentennial Tower
Erie’s iconic Bicentennial Tower almost did not happen. But at a turning point in the city’s comeback from decades of civic decline and pessimism, the tower project’s backers, planners, architects, engineers, construction workers, and others overcame hurdles – in record time – to erect what now stands as a symbol of pride and possibility for a true gem of a city. This original documentary film by Lou Richards tells the story of a unique time in the history of Erie. Revisit Erie iron workers building the tower in 1996 and learn of the controversy and drama surrounding the symbol that launched the renaissance that is continuing on Erie’s bayfront today.
Watch Landmark: Erie's Bicentennial Tower Thursday, September 8th at 8pm on WQLN PBS. Stream this film anytime on WQLN PBS Passport – that’s a WQLN member benefit at the $60 level.
This project is made possible by a grant from The Erie Community Foundation.