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Nest Location

Tower Nest Location
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Tower History


Amelia's nest, known as an aerie, is on the 21st floor of the Travelers Tower in downtown Hartford. Amelia started nesting on the tower in 1997. Previously, the last documented nesting occurred on the Tower in the late 1940s.

The nesting tray is located on a window ledge on the 21st floor, overlooking Constitution Plaza and the Connecticut River.

The tray is roughly 24" x 15" and is filled with 1/4" pea stone (gravel). The first tray was placed on the ledge by volunteers in 1984. The current tray was built by Bob D'Aquila of Trammel Crow. The new tray was installed in March 2001.

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