Clock Tower Court Street, between City Hall and Symphony Hall, on the green Springfield, Massachusetts, USA LL: N 42.10109, W 72.59008
City Hall 36 Court Street - or - Dept. of Public Buildings 233 Allen Street Springfield, MA 01103-1999 - or - Jim McCoubrey T: (413)787-6194 - or - Luke Oliveri 11 Flint Avenue Monson, MA 01057
Disused, and tower closed to the public because of falling stonework.
Belfry inaccessible (except in winter) because of falcons. Original chimestand and transmission removed in rebuilding of tower top. At least one note inoperable [3/93]; E.Howard tower clock was operable but no longer connected to bells. 2014: city planning renovation of tower, clock, chime & elevator; fundraising for 3 years, then 2 years to complete work; total cost $20M.
Electric-keyboard chime of 12 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave Transposition is nil (concert pitch) Keyboard range: D#-- / NONE The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown. There is no practice console The whole instrument was installed in 1913 with bells made by Meneely/Troy Auxiliary mechanisms: nC Tower details: Height of console: 0 meters above ground Height of lowest level of bells: 67 meters above ground Height of highest level of bells: 68 meters above ground Belfry openness: 95% Year of latest technical information source is 1993*Links:
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