All Along the Clock Tower

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

While the parking lot itself may not be finished, the clock faces were installed late Wednesday morning on the decorative clock tower overlooking the Indiana and Walnut street corner of the new South Court parking lot in downtown Greencastle. James Androuais of the firm Americlock from the St. Louis suburb of Ballwin puts the finishing touches on installation of the east-side face of the custom-designed clock set in copper. The new free parking lot is bounded by Jackson, Walnut and Indiana streets and the alley north of First Christian Church.

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  • Using public money towards decorative clocks is like investing in telephone booths as an infrastructure improvement. 10 years from now we'll being using whatever gadget is in existence to tell the time and this clock will be nonoperational with nobody interested in fixing it. Oh well - maybe the county employees can synch their smoke breaks off this beacon of shiny necessity.

    -- Posted by jorge on Wed, Dec 10, 2014, at 5:49 PM
  • In all of the newspaper coverage of the two new city parking lots, I haven't seen anything about their price tag. Surely less that the proposed parking garage, I hope, but who knows? They seem to have a lot of frills.

    -- Posted by Ben Dover on Thu, Dec 11, 2014, at 8:15 AM
    Response by Eric Bernsee:
    Actually the construction cost on the city parking lots has been mentioned in stories several times since the parking garage idea expired and the project was rebid.

    Here are just two links ...

  • Sometimes we need to look beyond ourselves a little bit. Public works projects are about improvements and jobs. If we never spend to improve beyond function, the world becomes an uglier place. Would you rather have your eyes drawn upward or focus on just the oil stains?

    -- Posted by Freesia on Thu, Dec 11, 2014, at 11:47 AM
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