Port Canaveral's Exploration Tower officially opens

Three hundred people gathered for opening ceremonies for new tower

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The-yet-to-be-named tower at Port Canaveral sits illuminated by floodlights with a nearly full moon in the background.

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. - About 300 people gathered Monday morning for the opening ceremonies for the new Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral, Local 6 news partner Florida Today reported.

The 23,000-square-foot building's seventh-floor observation deck is 113 feet above ground level, and the crown of the $23 million structure stands 189 feet tall.

The Exploration Tower logo colors even change from sea green to sky blue.

The tower will be officially open to the public at 10:30 a.m.

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