Monday, April 03, 2006

City Clock Tower Restoration Project to Begin
Restoration of the City Hall clock tower is expected to begin this week. City Hall Plaza will not be available for use through the duration of the project. Expected completion date is late October/early November of 2006. There will be no access to the front doors of City Hall. The public can access City Hall form either of its side door entrances on Myrtle and Chestnut Streets.

Consigli Construction, with offices in Portland, Maine and Milford, Massachusetts was awarded the construction bid for the project with a cost of $1.57 million. Several private donations were received to help offset the cost of this important historical project, including a $100,000 donation form the TD Banknorth Charitable Foundation, a $75,000 donation from the Davis Family Foundation and $5,000 from Maine Initiatives.

During the construction project, the weathervane at the top of the clock tower will be removed for safety reasons, but will return once the project is completed. For more information on the City's clock tower project, please call the City Manager's office at 874-8689 or e-mail Bob Leeman, Director of Public Buildings for the City of Portland.


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