The Thomas and Vivian A. Wong Honor Tower
BEAUTIFUL VIEWS COMING SOON!
The future expansion of Unity Park includes an iconic observation tower, built on one of the few pieces of "high ground," south of the Reedy River, adjacent to historic Mayberry Field and Meadowbrook Green. Designed by Endrestudio, the Thomas and Vivian A. Wong Honor Tower includes layers of wood screens arranged in a twisting form. The name “Honor Tower” pays homage to first responders, including police officers, firefighters and military personnel.
The tower will become an accessible, unique vantage point for Unity Park, offering visitors an elevated, panoramic view of the downtown skyline to the east and the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west. Emerging onto the observation deck, visitors will have unobstructed views of the baseball field, the confluence of the Swamp Rabbit Trail as well as the expanse of Unity Park and beyond.
HONOR TOWER GOAL MET WITH MILLION DOLLAR DONATION
Funding goals were met in December 2022, when Vivian Wong and her late husband committed $1 million to the project. The Wongs were longtime community philanthropists and entrepreneurs. Other contributors include Sharon and Heather Carlton, Erik Weir and AT&T.
In June 2022, Greenville City Council voted to build the tower, committing both public and private funds to the project.
The $11 million tower will be funded by:
- Private donations: $5.5 million
- Local Accommodations Tax: $3.5 million
- Hospitality Tax: $1 million
- Unity Park construction savings: $1 million
Mayor Knox White, along with Mary Duckett (right), thanked Vivian Wong for the donation that completed funding for the tower.
With a generous gift from Thomas and Vivian Wong, the Honor Tower at Unity Park is fully funded.
An aerial rendering of Honor Tower shows Auro Bridge in the background.
A rendering shows the street-level view of Honor Tower.
The tower will include an observation deck, providing visitors with a panoramic view of the city.
Circular stairs will provide gradual access to the top.
A plaza will provide a gathering place around the tower entrance.
The tower will be located between Mayberry Field and Meadowbrook Green.