Florida Citrus Tower
which was built in 1956.
The developers of the tower were A.W.Thacker and F.J.Toole. They wanted to create something to showcase the state's thriving citrus fruit industry. The construction was funded by the sale of stock to the public and began in 1955. The project required the use of 149 thousand pounds of reinforced steel and about 5 million pounds of concrete. The construction took a total of 13 months for completion.