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Prominent structure: One of the most prominent structures at Grand Canyon National Park is Desert View Watchtower along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The buildingÕs design and construction was overseen by renowned architect Mary Colter, an employee of the Fred Harvey Co. who designed numerous structures throughout the Southwest including six in Grand Canyon National Park. Colter hand-picked all of the stones for the building and closely watched construction of it to make sure they were put in place just right. The tower, which was completed in 1932, was built to resemble and ancient Pueblo peoples watchtower and provides the widest view of the Grand Canyon, which is 277 miles long. [Mike Sakal/Tribune]

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