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Coit Tower

Coit Tower

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Immerse yourself in a rewarding crafting endeavor with our paper model kit, capturing the essence of San Francisco's distinctive Coit Tower. This advanced-level kit is designed for an in-depth assembly experience, showcasing architectural finesse.

  • Scale: 1:300 with dimensions of 3.5 x 4 x 8.3 inches upon assembly
  • Assembly Time: Estimated at 8+ hours, recommended across multiple sittings
  • Material: Sturdy, sustainably sourced card in limestone with pearlescent finish
  • Features: 92-pieces to cut out; set-up instructions included for guided assembly
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PRINTED KIT - CUT, FOLD, GLUE! This model comes unassembled, delivered flat-packed in a large envelope.

What's inside? 3 sturdy A4 size paper sheets with the artwork, cutting and scoring lines printed on. You will need to cut, score, fold and glue the parts in order to assemble the model according to the set-up instructions which come with the kit.

Things which are not included, but you'll need in order to assemble the model: time & patience, a hobby knife, a ruler, a cutting mat or hard surface to work on, white glue (PVA). Some other things might be helpful: a pointed stylus, tweezers and scissors. See what tools we recommend.


  • SCALE - 1:300
  • DIMENSIONS (when assembled) - 3.5 ⋅ 4 ⋅ 8.3 inches / 9 ⋅ 10 ⋅ 21 cm
  • COLOUR (with metallic shine) - limestoneMADE FROM - sturdy card from sustainable sources
  • LEVEL - advanced
  • ASSEMBLY TIME - at least 8 hours
  • KIT CONTENTS - 5 printed sheets, set-up instructions


This model will require more than one sitting to build it. We advise to pause between different stages as you work, especially when you come to gluing. The white glue softens the paper and it may lead to misshapen parts if you do not allow them to dry well before proceeding further with assembling. Click here to watch our paper model building tips.

Give yourself enough time to enjoy the process and achieve the best result!


We are committed to shipping your purchases on time, often ahead of the estimated processing timeframe. However, due to the global postal overload, there might be delays beyond the usual delivery schedule. Check the latest service updates for your location on the Royal Mail website or consult your local postal service for more information.

Shipping Timelines:

  • Paper model kits and pop-up cards: Dispatched within 1-3 working days
  • Assembled paper models, personalised items: Dispatched within up to 10 working days

Expected Delivery:

  • Domestic (Mainland UK): 1-3 working days
  • Europe: 3-5 working days
  • USA and Canada: 5-7 working days
  • Rest of the world: 7-14 working days
  • International Express: 2-4 working days

Please note: Delivery delays are beyond our control. While over 95% of orders are delivered within the stated timeframe, delivery may occasionally exceed the expected duration, especially during peak periods. If you need your order by a specific date, consider using the express mail option.

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Coit Tower, a slender white concrete column rising from the crest of Telegraph Hill in San Francisco, California, is a significant landmark offering panoramic views of the San Francisco skyline and the bay. Completed in 1933, the tower stands at 210 feet (64 meters) and was built with funds bequeathed by Lillie Hitchcock Coit to beautify the city of San Francisco.

The tower's design, inspired by the fire hoses that Lillie Coit admired during her lifetime due to her support for San Francisco firefighters, resembles a fire nozzle. However, architects Arthur Brown Jr. and Henry Howard designed it primarily as an observation tower to offer breathtaking views of the city and its surroundings.

Inside Coit Tower, visitors can admire a series of murals painted in 1934. These frescoes, created by 27 different artists and numerous assistants under the Public Works of Art Project, depict various aspects of life in California during the Great Depression. The artwork, influenced by the Mexican muralist movement, is renowned for its social realism and commentary on issues ranging from agriculture to urban life.

Over the years, Coit Tower has become an emblem of San Francisco’s artistic and civic spirit. It's listed on the National Register of Historic Places, not only for its unique architecture but also for its historical significance in hosting one of the country’s most intact Public Works of Art Project collections. The tower’s location and its prominence in the city’s skyline make it a popular destination for both locals and tourists, offering a unique glimpse into San Francisco's history, culture, and stunning vistas.