RIO PIEDRAS : PUERTO RICO

*Location:

   Franklin D. Roosevelt Tower
   University of Puerto Rico
   Av.Ponce de León at Av.Universidad
   Río Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico
   LL: N 18.40284, W 66.05007
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*Contact:

   Universidad de Puerto Rico
   P.O. Box 23300
   San Juan, Puerto Rico  00931-3300
   T: (787)764-0000   F: (787)764-8799 

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Tower tubes by Deagan

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 25 tubular bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The whole instrument was installed in 1939
     with tubular bells made by Deagan      
   Year of latest technical information source is 1939

*Links:

On the UPR central Website (entirely in Spanish), the home page includes a sketch of the top of the tower on the Río Piedras campus, perhaps the oldest portion of the University.

On the UPR/Río Piedras Website, the home page uses a large tower photo as a background, and many pages have a tiny version in the page heading.  There was once an English page is one on the then-forthcoming University centennial, with a small photo of the tower, as well as an undated rehabilitation plan for the tower and carillon.  But all information about the tower seems to have disappeared in the latest Website redesign.

Elsewhere there are pictures of the tower along with plans for restoration of the carillon, clock, etc.

An old souvenir book photo of the tower

Building photos from Emporis Buildings
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the J.C.Deagan Company.

Ranking among all tower tube instruments by size (number of notes).

Index to all tower tube instruments in PR.
Index to all tower bell instruments in PR.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 17-Sep-07
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/09/03
   and on technical data last updated on 2002/04/09


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