The Thomas and Vivian A. Wong Honor Tower


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.


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
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Tower renderings by Endres Studio; sketches courtesy MKSK