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2. SIGNIFICANT COST
The $475,000 tower, which first opened in October 2012, was funded by the James M. Cox Jr. Arboretum Foundation and Five Rivers MetroParks. The tower’s observation deck provides sweeping views.
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The Tree Tower at Cox Arboretum MetroPark has been closed and awaiting repairs that will start next week. STAFF/BEN McLAUGHLIN
3. ICONIC STRUCTURE
“We have worked diligently to restore this iconic structure to its original beauty and ensure that the tree tower can be enjoyed by the public for many years to come,” said Carrie Scarff, MetroParks chief of planning and projects.
Five Rivers MetroParks last June authorized spending as much as $390,465 to repair the tree tower.