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Between Bayshore Blvd. and Tampa Bay lies Coopers Point Bayou Park. Home to a kayak launch, mangroves, paved walking trails and a lake, many consider it an oasis in Safety Harbor just outside bustling downtown Tampa.

As part of the long term master plan to make Cooper’s Point peninsula more accessible, Wannamacher Jensen Architects designed a new observation tower to provide access to nature.

The tower will become one with the landscape while providing views of Tampa Bay, Cooper’s Bayou, as well as the preserve area.  Through the use of a porous skin cladding, the tower has the ability to provide shade and shadow from the intensity of the Florida sun, while creating spaces for birding, relaxation, and education.